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Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

140 Beach 114th Street, Rockaway Park, New York 11694

Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is located in Rockaway Park, New York. It has 240 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 206.6 residents per day. Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is not in a continuing care retirement community, and it is not in a hospital. It has a resident council to facilitate communications with the staff. The facility is a for profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of Promenade Nursing Home LLC.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. The CMS also assigns star ratings in the categories of health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care. The overall rating for Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is 3 stars.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s star rating for health inspections is 3 stars. The date of the most recent health inspection of Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center was May 22, 2018. In that report 1 health citation was noted. The average number of citations for New York is 4.9 and the average number of citations in the United States is 8.0. The deficiency noted was that the
facility did not ensure that the most recent MDS assessment, Section N, accurately reflected the resident's medication regimen. Specifically, the MDS documented that the resident is currently receiving an Antipsychotic medication however, there was no documented evidence that this was an accurate assessment. This was evident for 1 of 5 residents reviewed.

In addition, at any time during the year a nursing home may also be inspected based on a complaint submitted by a resident or based on an incident self-reported by the facility. During the last 3 years, there were 0 complaints that resulted in citations, and 2 facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

In rating nursing facilities for staffing the CMS reviews the staffing levels. Specifically, it looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurse aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN), and physical therapists. According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean better care. In this category, Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center received 2 stars. Contributing to this rating may be that the CMS found that the staffing of Regeis are generally lower than the average New York and national levels.

Licensed nurse staff. The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is 1 hour and 13 minutes, while the New York average is 1 hour and 31 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Registered nurse staff. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is 33 minutes. The average New York hours of 42 minutes for and less than have the national average of 41 minutes.

LPN/LVN staff. The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is 40 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.

Nurse aide staff. The nurse aide hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 8 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Physical therapist staff. Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center provides 9 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, which is nearly twice the New York average of 7 minutes and the national average of 5 minutes.

Quality of Resident Care

Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 4 stars. Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center received a 5-star rating for short-stay resident quality of care and 3 stars for long-stay resident quality of care.

Short-stay residents. CMS reviews nursing home records for information with respect to several areas related to resident health such as rate of re-hospitalizations, pressure ulcers, mobility, flu prevention, and pneumonia prevention. For example, 20.9% of Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The average for New York is 20.4% and national average is 22.6%. 1.3% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility—a percentage which is lower than the national average of 1.6%. For Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 75.8%, compared to the lower New York rate of 67.7% and lower national rate of 66.8%. In addition, 92.0% of Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is consistent with both the New York and national averages which stand at 82.7% and 82.4%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is 91.2%, while the average for New York is 79.4% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents. To evaluate long-stay resident quality of resident care, he CMS reviews similar data including rate of hospitalizations, rate of falls with serious injury, pressure ulcers, mobility, flu prevention, and pneumonia prevention. For example, for Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.86, while the New York average is 1.55, and the national average is 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay residents, for Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center the number is days is 1.13, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03. The percentage of long-stay residents at Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 2.4%, while the New York average is 2.9%, and the national average is 3.4%. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center with pressure ulcers is 11.7%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. For Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 10.0%, while the New York rate is 16.0% and the national rate is 17.9%. In addition, nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 99.6% of Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s long-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is higher than both the New York and national averages which stand at 97.1% and 95.6%, respectively. As for the percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is 98.7%, while the average for New York is 93.7% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.

Fines and withheld payments

Citations can result in penalties. If the citation is particularly serious or if the nursing home takes a long time to cure the citation, the federal government may either fine the nursing home, or deny payment from Medicare. Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Promenade Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is from Medicare.gov and is based on past performance. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Further, we recommend that you check the statistics yourself at Medicare.gov for both accuracy and updates. Choosing a nursing home is a very difficult decision, and we make no representation as to the quality of any of the facilities or their ratings on the site.

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