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Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center

1072 Havemeyer Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center is located in the Bronx. It has 213 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 203.9 residents per day. Rebekah Rehab Extended 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 United Odd Fellow and Rebekah Home.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars: 5 stars = much above average, 4 stars = above average, 3 stars = average, 2 stars = below average, 1 star = much below average. The CMS also assigns star ratings in the categories of health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care. The overall rating for Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center is 5 stars. The nursing facilities are also regularly inspected to ensure that they are in compliance with fire safety rules.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center’s star rating for health inspections is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating. The date of the most recent health inspection of Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center was August 4, 2017. In that report 2 health citations were noted. The average number of citations for New York is 4.8 and the average number of citations in the United States is 7.8.

As part of the inspection process, the CMS completed a “statement of deficiencies” that included the following observations:

  • The facility did not ensure that a Comprehensive Care Plan was developed for a resident with a pressure ulcer.
  • The facility did not ensure that infection control practices were maintained. Specifically, the LPN did not remove gloves, perform hand hygiene and don clean gloves after cleansing the residents sacral wound during the wound care observation.
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. Overall, based on the data reviewed by the CMS, Rebekah Rehab’s staffing levels are on average lower than average New York and national levels. In this category, Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center received 1 star which is a “much below average” rating.

  • The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center is 58 minutes, while the New York average is 1 hour and 31 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 33 minutes.
  • The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center is 11 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States.
  • The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center is 47 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.
  • The nurses aid hours per resident per day is 1 hours and 49 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center provides 2 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, compared to the New York average is 7 minutes and the national average is 5 minutes. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.
Quality of Resident Care

Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents. Short-stay residents are those who spent 100 days or less in a nursing home, or residents covered under the Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility benefit. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center also received a 5-star rating for short-stay resident quality care. For long-stay residents the quality of care rating is 4 stars.

Short-stay residents. In evaluating quality of care for short-stay residents, the CMS looks at several factors including hospitalizations, use of antipsychotic medication, incidence of pressure ulcers, percentage of residents who experience pain, mobility, flu and pneumonia prevention, falls, functional ability, and rate of successful return to home.

For example, 11.9% of Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission, compared to the average for New York which is 20.4% and national average is 22.6%. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who report moderate to severe pain, for Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center, the percentage is 1.0% compared to the New York average of 8.1% and the national average of 12.3%. The national average for rate of successful return to home and community from a SNF is 48.6%. Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center’s rate is worse than the national average.

Long-stay residents. The factors that the CMS review for long-stay residents quality of care are similar to factors reviewed for short-stay residents, including hospitalizations. For Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.24, 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 resident, for Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center the number is days is 0.79, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

The long-stay rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 3.7, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center with pressure ulcers is 10.5%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center with a urinary tract infection is 1.5%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents Rebekah Rehab Extended Care Center who report moderate to severe pain is 5.6%, compared to the New York average of 4.0% and the national average of 6.9%.

Penalties

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

Fire Safety Inspections

Nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid must meet standards set by the government to ensure residents are safe. Fire safety specialists inspect nursing homes to determine if a nursing home meets the Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements, a set of fire safety and emergency preparedness requirements set by the CMS. These requirements are aimed at preventing fires, or protecting residents in the event of an emergency like a fire, hurricane, tornado, flood, power failure, or gas leak.

The most recent fire safety inspection was August 4, 2017. During that inspection 1 citation was noted which is higher than the New York average of 3.5 and national average of 2.9.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Rebekah Rehab Extended 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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