Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Information
The Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care is located in Brookhaven, NY and is situated over ten acres of manicured lawns and landscaped gardens. They offer a dedicated and secured dementia and Alzheimer’s unit, for both short and long term care. The 240 bed facility provides short-term rehabilitation, sub-acute medical services, post surgical care, and a specialist care unit for Cerebral Palsy, Multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury. The Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care has close to two decades of experience providing care services.
Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care
110 Beaver Dam Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719
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Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care CMS Ratings as of June 22, 2022
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a one-wing of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS website contains significant detail regarding topics such as Medicare and Medicaid services, further information posted on this United States government agency’s website includes an overview of resident health, breakdown of facility reported incidents by type and outcome, and assessments of the quality of care provided by these homes. The CMS rating system is a huge database of ratings and federal government nursing home inspection reports, all containing additional information on US nursing homes. Learn more about the CMS rating system for nursing homes and how to use the information.
The ratings and data below were taken from the federal government website for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care and is current as of June 22, 2022.
- 240 certified beds
- 215.3 average residents per day
- Most recent health inspection was on June 21, 2021
- 6 health citations from the most recent health inspection
- 11 fines in the past three years totalling $26,158
CMS Star Ratings
- Overall Rating – 4 Stars
- Health Inspections Rating – 3 Stars
- Staffing Rating – 2 Star
- Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars
Health Inspections – 3 Stars
The three star rating from health inspections of Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care by CMS includes information about:
- the most recent health inspection and two prior inspections,
- any complaint inspections in the last three years, and
- infection control inspections in the last three years.
There were a total of 6 health citations according to the most recent health inspection of this nursing home, which was performed on June 21, 2021. The national average for health citations at nursing homes is 8.3 and in New York the average is 4.9. In this case, the lower the citations, the better a nursing home is rated by the CMS, and the citations were above the New York average, but below the national average. One inspection was conducted due to complaints between 6/1/2021 – 5/31/2022. There were no instances when a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation in the past three years, however citations were issued after inspections initiated from two separate complaints.
The Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care was inspected for infection control on October 19, 2021. There has been only one citation from infection control nursing home inspections in the past three years. There were 11 federal fines issued in the last three years as part of enforcement actions, which totalled $26,158.
Staffing Rating – 2 Stars
The CMS staffing rating is based on nursing home staffing hours from the last reported three month quarter and includes:
- Registered nurse (RN) hours per nursing home resident per day
- Total nurse staffing hours per resident per day, which included RNs, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and nurse aides
Higher numbers of nursing hours per resident are better than fewer hours.
Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care has an average number of residents per day of 215.3, which is higher than the national average of 76.5, and higher than the State of New York’s average of 152.6.
The total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 3 hours and 28 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 3 hours and 46 minutes and also lower than the NY State average of 3 hours and 31 minutes. This is how the staff hours break down:
- RN hours per resident per day: 31 minutes (National Average: 41 minutes and NY average: 43 minutes)
- LPN/LVN hours per resident per day: 47 minutes (National Average: 53 minutes, and New York State’s average: 47 minutes)
- Nurse aide hours per resident per day: 2 hours and 11 minutes (National Average: 2 hours and 12 minutes and New York State’s average: 2 hours and 2 minutes)
On the weekend, the total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 3 hours and 2 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 3 hours and 16 minutes, and marginally higher than the NY average of 3 hours and 1 minute. There are no physical therapist staff hours to be averaged per nursing home resident per day, which is lower than the national average of 4 minutes, and also lower than the New York average of 7 minutes.
Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care does have a better nursing staff turnover rate than the national average for nursing homes. Staff turnover is the percent of staff that stop working in a facility within a given year and low turnover indicates that staff is retained for a longer period of time, which benefits residents.
The nursing staff turnover rate at this facility is 30.8% while the national average is 52.6%. Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care also has better staff retention rates than the New York average, which is 45.5%.
Of these turnover numbers, the amount of RN turnover comes in at 17.4% which is better than the national average of 51.2%, and also less than the New York State average of 47.2%. Additionally, Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care reports only one administrative staff member having left the facility. This is less than the national average of 1.2, but higher than the New York average of 0.9%.
Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars
The quality measures rating is based on data from a select set of clinical data measures of nursing homes. The 5 star rating for Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care encompasses the following:
- Short-stay quality measures – 4 Stars
- Long-stay quality measures – 5 Stars
More stars means a better quality of care. These quality measures include 17 different assessments for short-stay residents and 16 assessments for long-stay residents.
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Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care New York State Ratings
The New York State Department of Health and NY State Medicaid agency also offer nursing home rankings to help patients and their families on Long Island assess the quality of nursing homes in New York so they can more easily find the right skilled nursing facilities. This includes an overall rating as well as ratings in five dimensions of care, including preventative care, quality of life, resident safety, and resident status.
These domains include 24 distinct quality criteria for nursing homes. The overall performance is determined in a similar way to the CMS ratings. A 5-star rating indicates the greatest performance, whereas a 1-star rating indicates the worst possible performance. Learn more about New York’s system of ratings.
These ratings cover the reporting period of October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021.
NYS Star Ratings
- Overall Rating – 4 Stars
- Preventative Care – 4 Stars
- Quality of Care – 4 Stars
- Quality of Life – 3 Star
- Resident Safety – 3 Stars
- Resident Status – 3 Stars
Preventative Care – 4 Stars
The NY State Department of Health rating for preventative care at Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care is 4 stars. This rating encompasses information about pneumonia and flu vaccination status for both long-stay and short-stay residents.
97.8% of long stay residents were assessed and appropriately given the pneumonia vaccine and 99.5% were given the flu vaccine. 88.0% of short-stay residents were assessed and given the pneumonia vaccine and 96.2% were given the seasonal flu jab. In all cases, higher percentages indicate higher quality preventative care.
Quality of Care – 4 Stars
The quality of care measurement takes into account six different quality factors. A lower value indicates a higher quality of care for residents. At the Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, 2.6% of high risk long-stay residents had pressure ulcers and only 2.3% of long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. 54.4% of low risk long-stay residents lose control of their bowels or bladder.
The percentage of residents with pressure ulcers or injuries that are new or get worse is 1.0%. 10.1% of short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit and 18.1% of them were rehospitalized after a nursing home visit.
Quality of Life – 3 Stars
The quality of life rating of 3 stars includes two quality factors. At Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, 27.4% of long-stay residents have depressive symptoms. In this case a lower percentage is better. 56.3% have a successful return to home and community from a skilled nursing facility, and for this criteria, a higher percentage is better.
Resident Safety – 3 Stars
NY State assesses six criteria when rating facilities on nursing home resident safety where lower numbers indicate better safety for residents. Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care was rated 3 stars. 2.1% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury with 12.9% of long-stay residents receiving anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication.
7.2% of long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication and none were physically restrained. 0.9% of short-stay residents newly received an antipsychotic medication. 1.2% of skilled nursing facility residents experienced one or more falls with major injury during their stay.
Resident Status – 3 Stars
Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care was rated 3 stars for resident status. These ratings were determined by six quality measures. For the first four of these measurements, a lower number is better and for the last two items, higher numbers indicate better performance.
6.3% of long-stay residents lose too much weight and 14.6% of residents have a worsening of their ability to move independently. 0.6% are on catheters and 15.1% have an increase in need for help with daily activities during their residency.
56.2% of short-stay residents made improvements in function and 100% of skilled nursing facility residents whose functional abilities were assessed and functional goals were included in their treatment plan.
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New York State Health Inspections for Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care
Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Complaints
A resident, family member, friend, or other third party may file a complaint against a nursing home with the New York Department of Health. The inspection team tasked with investigating complaints and claims will assess whether a nursing home, including its facility managers, has violated state standards. Any incidents that result in harm, abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of a resident are required by law to be reported by the facility.
From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022, New York State received 55 complaints at this facility which accounts for 24.2 complaints per 100 occupied beds. This is much lower than the statewide average of 49.9.
Facility reported complaints represented 71% of the incidents that require filing reports with the Department of Health, which is higher than the statewide average of 52%. 9 complaint-related inspections were completed by the Department of Health during this period resulting in one complaint-related citation. This represents 0.4 citations per 100 occupied beds, which is lower than the state average of 2.3.
Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Citations
From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022, this facility received 23 standard health citations, which is higher than the statewide average of 14. There were 6 life safety code citations and zero citations related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy. Between these dates, Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care was assessed one fine of $2,000 on October 19, 2021.
More details about these citations can be found on the New York Health Department website.
How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Complaint in New York
Contact the New York State Department of Health to file a complaint if you believe you have uncovered potential nursing home abuse. You may submit your complaint online or via phone:
- Use the Nursing Home Complaint Form on the Department of Health website
- Phone the 24/7 Nursing Home Complaint hotline 1-888-201-4563
Nursing home staff may use an alternative web-based Incident Report Form in the Health Commerce System to submit concerns.
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