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Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing

10 Claremont Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York 10550

Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing is located in Mount Vernon, New York. It has 240 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 216.8 residents per day. Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing 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 for profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of Parkview Operating Co, LLC.

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 Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing is 1 star which is a “much 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

Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s star rating for health inspections is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. Nursing homes in New York are periodically inspected on behalf of the federal government. However, additional inspections will occur if there are complaints or if there are incidents reported by the facility such as a resident suffering an injury. The date of the most recent health inspection was October 25, 2017. In that report 4 health citations were noted. The average number of health citations in New York is 4.8, while the national average is 7.8. In the past 3 years there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and there were no facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing received a “much below average” rating (1 star) for staffing. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing is 1 hour and 8 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 Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing is 30 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing provides 3 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

Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s star rating for quality of resident care is 4 stars which is an “above average” rating. Nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid regularly report clinical information for each of their residents to the CMS. This information is used to determine the facility’s overall rating for quality of resident care, as well as ratings for quality of resident care for short-stay residents and for 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.

Short-stay residents. Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s star rating for short-stay residents is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. 24.3% of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & 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%. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat certain mental health conditions. 2.4% of short-stay residents of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing received antipsychotic medication for the first time, while the New York average is 1.5%, and the average for the United States is 1.8%.

Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores or pressure injuries, are areas of damaged skin caused by long-term pressure, such as staying in one position for a long time. None of the skilled nursing facility residents at Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing had new or worsened pressure ulcers while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.

Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 44.6% of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is somewhat lower 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 Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing is 27.1%, while the average for New York is 79.3%, and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents. Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s star rating for long-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating. 11.5% of long-stay residents at Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing need for help with daily activities increased, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. 1.5% of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. The New York average is 2.9% and the national average is 3.4%.

0.2% of long-stay residents of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing reported moderate to severe pain, compared to the New York average in this category of 4.0%, and the national average of 6.9%. In addition, 4.0% of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The New York average is 8.6%, and the national average of 7.4%. 0.5% of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s long-stay residents had a urinary tract infection. The New York average is 2.4%, with the national average being 2.8% in this category. 90.3% of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing’s long-stay residents received the needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia, while the New York average is 93.6%, and the national average is 93.7%.

Fire Safety Inspections

Fire safety specialists inspect nursing homes to measure if a nursing home meets Life Safety Code standards set by CMS, based on codes established by the National Fire Protection Association. The fire safety inspection covers building design and construction and operational features designed to provide safety from fire, smoke, electrical failures, and gas leaks.

The date of the most recent standard fire safety inspection of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing was October 25, 2017. The result of the inspection was 6 fire safety citations. The average number of fire safety citations in New York is 3.5, and the average number of fire safety citations in the United States is 2.9.

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. Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Westchester Center For Rehabilitation & 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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