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Regeis Care Center

3200 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10475

Regeis Care Center is located in the Bronx. It has 236 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 230.2 residents per day. Regeis 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 partnership doing business under the legal business name of Regeis Care Center.

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 Regeis Care Center is 4 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. Regeis Care Center’s star rating for health inspections is 5 stars. The date of the most recent health inspection of Regeis Care Center was June 18, 2018. In that report 1 health citation was noted. However, no deficiencies were found. The average number of citations for New York is 4.8 and the average number of citations in the United States is 7.8.

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 1 facility-reported incident that resulted in a citation.

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, Regeis Care Center received 1 star. 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.

  • The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Regeis Care Center is 1 hour and 2 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 Regeis Care Center is 20 minutes which is less than half the average New York hours of 42 minutes for and less than have the national average of 41 minutes.
  • The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Regeis Care Center is 42 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.
  • The nurses aid hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 13 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Regeis Care Center provides 13 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

Regeis Care Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 4 stars. In addition to the overall quality of care rating, 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. Regeis Care Center also received 4-star ratings for both short-stay residents and long-stay residents.

Short-stay residents. CMS reviews nursing home records for information with respect to a number of areas related to resident health.

  • Hospitalizations: 21.4% of Regeis 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%.
  • Pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores or pressure injuries, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin, such as staying in one position for a long time. 3.9% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Regeis Care Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility—a percentage which is over twice the national average of 1.6%.
  • Mobility. For Regeis Care Center, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 53.9%, compared to the higher New York rate of 67.7% and higher national rate of 66.8%.
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 82.3% of Regeis 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 82.6% and 82.3%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Regeis Care Center is 90.4%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.
Long-stay residents
  • Hospitalizations. A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Regeis Care Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.10, 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 Regeis Care Center the number is days is 1.15, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
  • Falls. The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at Regeis Care Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 0.9, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4.
  • Pressure ulcers. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Regeis Care Center with pressure ulcers is 15.3%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
  • Mobility. For Regeis Care Center, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 12.8%, while the New York rate is 16.0% and the national rate is 17.9%
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 95.3% of Regeis 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 97.0% and 95.6%, respectively. As for the percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Regeis Care Center is 100%, while the average for New York is 93.6% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.
Penalties

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. Regeis 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 July 3, 2018. During that inspection 1 citations were 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 Regeis 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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