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St. Johnland Nursing Center

395 Sunken Meadow Road, Kings Park, New York 11754

St. Johnland Nursing Center is located in Kings Park, New York. It has 250 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 243.4 residents per day. St. Johnland Nursing Center is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and it is not in a hospital. It has a Resident and Family Council to facilitate communications with the staff. The facility is a nonprofit corporation doing business under the legal business name of St. Johnland Nursing Center, Inc.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the highest rating and 1 star the lowest. The CMS also rates each nursing home in the categories of health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care. The overall rating for St. Johnland Nursing Center is “below average” or 2 stars.

Health Inspections

St. Johnland Nursing Center’s star rating for health inspections is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with the federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. In addition, at any time during the year a nursing home may also be inspected based on a complaint submitted by a resident, relative or other individual, or based on a facility’s self-reported incident.

The date of the most recent health inspection was April 9, 2018. In that report 6 health citations were noted, which is more than the average number of citations for New York of 4.8 and less than the national average which is 7.8. The following deficiencies from the inspection were noted in the statement of deficiencies:

  • In at least one instance, the facility did not make sure that a resident was free from physical abuse
  • The facility staff did not adequately supervise a resident who had a history of resident to resident altercations, to protect other residents from potential victimization.

In addition, during the last 3 years, there were 2 complaints that resulted in citations, and there was 1 occasion in which there was a facility-reported incident that resulted in a citation.

Staffing

For staffing, St. Johnland Nursing Center received 3 stars which is an “average” rating. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at St. Johnland Nursing Center is 1 hour and 29 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 St. Johnland Nursing Center is 33 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. The licensed practical/vocational nurses hours per resident per day at St. Johnland Nursing Center is 56 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.

Physical therapist hours are also measured. This measure shows the average time physical therapists spend providing care tor residents throughout the facility. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy. St. Johnland Nursing Center provides 6 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, compared to the New York average of 7 minutes and the national average of 5 minutes.

Quality of Resident Care

St. Johnland Nursing Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 3 stars which is an “average” rating. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents.

Short-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 (SNF) benefit. St. Johnland Nursing Center’s star rating for short-stay residents is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating.

32.6% of St. Johnland Nursing 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%. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat certain mental health conditions. 1.9% of short-stay residents of St. Johnland Nursing Center received antipsychotic medication for the first time, which is slightly higher than the New York average of 1.5%. and the national average of 1.8%.

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. 2.4% of the skilled nursing facility residents at St. Johnland Nursing Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. This is higher than the national average of 1.6%.

Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 99.5% of St. Johnland Nursing Center’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is somewhat higher than 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 St. Johnland Nursing Center is 98.3%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. St. Johnland Nursing Center’s rating for long-stay residents is 4 stars which is an “above average” rating.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For St. Johnland Nursing Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.69, 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 St. Johnland Nursing Center the number is days is 0.89, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at St. Johnland Nursing 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 St. Johnland Nursing Center with pressure ulcers is 12.9%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at St. Johnland Nursing Center with a urinary tract infection is 2.8% which is fairly consistent with the New York and national averages of 2.4% and 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at St. Johnland Nursing Center who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 1.9%, compared to the New York average of 1.6% and the national average of 2.2%.

As for factors related to mobility and pain, the rating examines the percentage of residents whose ability to move independently worsened. For St. Johnland Nursing Center, 9.3% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16.0% and the national average is 17.9%. The percentage of long-stay residents at St. Johnland Nursing Center whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 7.0%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents St. Johnland Nursing Center who report moderate to severe pain is 1.3%, compared to the New York average of 4.0% and the national average of 6.9%.

Fines

When a nursing home gets a serious citation or fails to correct a citation for a long period of time, that facility may be assessed a penalty. A penalty can be a fine against the facility or a denied payment from Medicare. St. Johnland Nursing Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of St. Johnland Nursing 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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