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University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

2505 Grand Avenue, Bronx, New York 10468

University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is located in Bronx, New York. It has 46 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 45.23 residents per day. University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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 University Nursing Home LLC. The overall rating for University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is “much above average” or 5 out of 5 stars.

Health Inspections

University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s star rating for health inspections is 4 stars which is an “above average” rating. New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with 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 or based on an incident self-reported by the facility.

The date of the most recent health inspection of University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was July 23, 2018. 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 across the United States is 7.8.

During the recent inspection, deficiencies noted included:

  • The facility did not ensure that expired medications were removed and discarded according to the manufacturer's recommendation.
  • The facility did not ensure that a resident assessment was completed in a timely manner.

In addition, during the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and no facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean higher quality of care for residents. Thus, the CMS reviews the staffing levels. For example, the CMS looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, and physical therapists. University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received a below average rating for staffing. This means that it received 2 stars out of a possible 5.

The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 1 hour and 17 minutes whereas 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 the facility is 41 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing provides physical therapy staff hours per resident per day for an average of 9 minutes. The New York average in this category is 7 minutes, while the national average is 5 minutes. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.

Quality of resident care

CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to a number of areas related to patient health. University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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. University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received 2 stars for short-stay residents and 5 stars for long-stay residents.

Short-stay residents.
  • Hospitalizations: 31.5% of University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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. 4.9% of the skilled nursing facility residents at University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.
  • Mobility. For University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 9.0%, which is much lower than the New York rate of 67.7% and the national rate of 66.8%
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 85.7% of University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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 University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 90.5%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the nation is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents

  • Hospitalizations: For University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.64, which is higher than the New York average of 1.55, but lower than the national average of 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay residents, for University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing the number of days is 0.24, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
  • Falls. The percentage of long-stay residents at University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 1.9, 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 University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing with pressure ulcers is 8.0%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
  • Mobility. For University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 8.3%, 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. 100.0% of University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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 University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 100.0%, while the average for New York is 93.6% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.
  • Depression. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for the rate at which long-stay residents show signs of depression. For University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression is 62.3%, which is much higher than the New York average of 6.0% and the national average of 4.6%.
Fines

When a nursing home gets a serious citation or takes too long to fix a problem for which it received a citation, that facility may be assessed a penalty. A penalty can be a fine or a denied payment from Medicare. University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of University Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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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