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Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

1540 Tomlinson Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461

Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is located in the Bronx. It has 77 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 73.7 residents per day. Williamsbridge 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 Williamsburg Manor Nursing Home, LLC.

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 Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is “average” or 3 stars.

Health Inspections

Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s star rating for health inspections is 3 stars. 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 Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was August 28, 2018. In that report 6 health citations were noted. The average number of citations for New York is 4.8 and the average number of citations in the United States is 7.8. Some of the issues noted in the statement of deficiencies included:

  • The facility did not ensure that each resident received an accurate assessment.
  • The facility did not develop and implement a Comprehensive Care Plan (CCP) to reflect services that were to be furnished to attain or maintain the resident's highest practicable physical well-being. Specifically, a CCP was not implemented for a resident who has a left-hand contracture and was prescribed the use of a left-hand splint as per physician order.
  • The facility did not provide the resident and/or family representative with a written summary of the baseline care plans
  • The facility did not ensure a resident with limited range of motion (ROM) received appropriate treatment and services to increase ROM and/or to prevent further decrease in ROM. Specifically, a resident with a left-hand contracture was not provided with a splint device as per physician order.

However, there were no complaint inspections, and, in the past 3 years, there were no citations that resulted from complaints or facility-reported incidents.

Staffing

As part of assessing a facility’s staffing, the CMS looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurses aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and physical therapists. For staffing, Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. Most of the facility’s staffing levels were below the New York and national averages. For example, the total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 1 hour and 2 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 Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 27 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. The nurses aid hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 4 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

On the other hand, Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing provides 14 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, which is higher than the New York average of 7 minutes and higher than the national average of 5 minutes.

Quality of Resident Care

Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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. Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s star rating for short-stay residents is 2 stars, while the rating for long-stay is 4 stars.

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.

In determining a nursing home’s rating for short-stay residents, the CMS reviews records related to residents’ visits to hospitals, records related to certain illnesses, and records related to flu and pneumonia prevention. 18.7% of Williamsbridge 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%. As for outpatient emergency department visits, for Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit is 3.5%, while the New York average is 8.8% and the national average is 10.7%.

As for specific health conditions that are sometimes related to negligent care, the CMS looks at records related to pressure sores. 3.3% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.

As for flu shots, 67.3% of Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is much 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 Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 73.9%, 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. Similar to the assessment for short stay residents, the CMS looks at the rate of hospitalizations, the rate of specific health issues, and flu and pneumonia prevention. For Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 3.25, 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 Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing the number is days is 0.80, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing with pressure ulcers is 15.9%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing with a urinary tract infection is 0.8%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 0.9%, compared to the New York average of 1.6% and the national average of 2.2%.

As for flu and pneumonia shots for long-stay residents, the flu shot percentage for Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 98.6%, compared to the New York average of 97.0% and the national average of 95.6%. The pneumonia shot percentage for Williamsbridge Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 99.2%, compared to the New York average of 93.6% and the national average of 93.7%.

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. Williamsbridge 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 Williamsbridge 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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