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United Hebrew Geriatric Center

391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, New York 10805

United Hebrew Geriatric Center is located in New Rochelle, New York. It has 296 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 284.7 residents per day. United Hebrew Geriatric 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 non profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of United Home For Aged Hebrews.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. The overall rating* for United Hebrew Geriatric Center is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. The CMS also assigns a star rating in each of 3 categories: health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care measures. Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Health inspection results, staffing data, and quality of resident care information are 3 important ways to measure the quality of a nursing homes.

Health Inspections

United Hebrew Geriatric Center’s star rating for health inspections is 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. Approximately once a year, New York State inspectors conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with the federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations, which aims to protect and improve the health and safety of residents. Throughout a year, a nursing home may also be inspected based on a complaint submitted by a resident (or other individual), or based on a facility’s self-reported incident, such as a resident suffering an injury. The date of the most recent health inspection was October 24, 2017. When inspectors find noncompliance, the facility receives a citation that indicates the specific federal regulation that was violated. In that report 1 health citation was noted. The average number of health citations in New York is 4.8, while the national average is 7.8. However, in the past 3 years there were 8 complaints that resulted in citations. There were no occasions in which there were facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

United Hebrew Geriatric Center received an “above average” 4 stars rating for staffing. The United Hebrew Geriatric Center total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at is 1 hour and 21 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 United Hebrew Geriatric Center is 53 minutes which is more than both the New York and national averages of 42 and 41 minutes, respectively. The licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) hours per resident per day at United Hebrew Geriatric Center is 28 minutes compared to the higher averages of 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. United Hebrew Geriatric Center provides 9 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.

Quality of Resident Care

CMS combines the values of 17 quality measures (QMs) to create three quality of resident care ratings: a short-stay quality measure rating, a long-stay quality measure rating, and an overall quality measure rating. QMs are derived from clinical data reported by the nursing home and from Medicare claims data submitted for payment.

United Hebrew Geriatric Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating.

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 benefit. United Hebrew Geriatric Center’s star rating for short-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating.

18.8% of United Hebrew Geriatric 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. 0.6% of short-stay residents of United Hebrew Geriatric Center received antipsychotic medication for the first time, while the New York average is 1.5%. and the national average is 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. 1.0% of the skilled nursing facility residents at United Hebrew Geriatric Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.

Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 93.8% of United Hebrew Geriatric Center’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 United Hebrew Geriatric Center is 79.4%, 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. United Hebrew Geriatric Center’s rating for long-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For United Hebrew Geriatric Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is.93, 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 United Hebrew Geriatric Center the number is days is 0.53, 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 United Hebrew Geriatric Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 1.1, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at United Hebrew Geriatric Center with pressure ulcers is 5.3%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at United Hebrew Geriatric Center with a urinary tract infection is 1.6%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at United Hebrew Geriatric Center who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 1.4%, 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 United Hebrew Geriatric Center, 9.5% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16% and the national average is 17.9%. The percentage of long-stay residents at United Hebrew Geriatric Center whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 8.5%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents United Hebrew Geriatric Center who report moderate to severe pain is 0.1%, 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. United Hebrew Geriatric Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of United Hebrew Geriatric 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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