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St. Patrick’s Home

66 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, New York 10463

St. Patrick’s Home is located in Bronx, New York. It has 264 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 249.5 residents per day. St. Patrick’s Home 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 non profit church-related organization doing business under the legal business name of St. Patrick’s Home for the Aged and Infirm.

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 St. Patrick’s Home 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. St. Patrick’s Home’s star rating for health inspections is 4 stars. The date of the most recent health inspection of St. Patrick’s Home was February 28, 2018. As a result of that inspections, no citations were noted, compared to the average number of citations for New York of 4.8 and the average number of citations across the United States of 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, but there were 4 occasions in which there were 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, St. Patrick’s Home received 3 stars which is an “average” rating.

  • The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at St. Patrick’s Home 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 St. Patrick’s Home is 35 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States.
  • The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at St. Patrick’s Home is 23 minutes, which is less than the both the New York and national averages of 49 and 53 minutes.
  • The nurse aide 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.
  • St. Patrick’s Home provides 4 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

St. Patrick’s Home’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. St. Patrick’s Home also received 5-star ratings for both short-stay residents and long-stay residents.

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

  • Hospitalizations: 17.8% of St. Patrick’s Home’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 are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin, such as staying in one position for a long time. 0.7% of the skilled nursing facility residents at St. Patrick’s Home had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.
  • Mobility. For St. Patrick’s Home, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 73.2%, while the New York rate is 67.7% and the national rate is 66.8%
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 95.5% of St. Patrick’s Home’s short-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 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. Patrick’s Home is 86.6%, 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 St. Patrick’s Home, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.08, 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 St. Patrick’s Home the number is days is 0.06, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
  • Falls. The percentage of long-stay residents at St. Patrick’s Home experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 3.3, 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 St. Patrick’s Home with pressure ulcers is 5.2%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
  • Mobility. For St. Patrick’s Home, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 11.1%, 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. All of St. Patrick’s Home’s long-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This rate 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 St. Patrick’s Home is 99.7%, 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 to cure the citation, the federal government may either fine the nursing home, or deny payment from Medicare. St. Patrick’s Home 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 March 6, 2018. During that inspection 4 citations were noted which is higher than the New York average of 3.5 and national average of 2.9. The problems noted were all smoke discrepancies.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of St. Patrick’s Home 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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