Hempstead Park Nursing Home Violations and Ratings

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Hempstead Park Nursing Home Information

Hempstead Park Nursing Home is a 251-bed facility offering long-term and short-term care. It is a for-profit nursing home.

Hempstead Park Nursing Home
800 Front Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

Hempstead Park Nursing Home CMS Ratings as of December 7, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Their website has a wealth of resources covering topics such as Medicare and Medicaid services, nursing home resident health, facility reported incidents, and quality care rating. Their database contains federal government nursing home inspection reports and other information about nursing homes throughout the United States. Learn more about the CMS rating system for nursing homes.

Facility Overview

The data presented below regarding Hempstead Park Nursing Home is sourced from the federal government website for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and is current as of December 7, 2022.

  • 251 certified beds
  • 219.5 average residents per day
  • Most recent health inspection was on November 8, 2021
  • 9 health citations from the most recent health inspection
  • 8 fines in the past 3 years totaling $14,333

CMS Star Ratings

  • Overall Rating – 1 Star
  • Health Inspections Rating – 2 Stars
  • Staffing Rating – 1 Star
  • Quality Measures Rating – 4 Stars

Health Inspections – 2 Stars

The CMS rating from health inspections of Hempstead Park Nursing Home is derived from:

  • the most recent health inspection and two prior inspections,
  • complaint inspections made in the last three years (if any), and
  • Information from infection control inspections in the last three years.

The most recent health inspection of this nursing home was conducted on November 8, 2021 which resulted in 9 health citations. The national average for health citations at nursing homes is 8.4 and in New York the average is 4.8. In this case, the lower the citations, the better a nursing home is rated by the CMS.

One inspection was conducted due to complaints between November 1 of 2021 and October 31 of 2022. In the past 3 years, 1 complaint resulted in a citation and there were 6 instances when a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation being made.

The Hempstead Park Nursing Home has not undergone any infection control inspections since November 1, 2021 . There were no citations from infection control nursing home inspections in the past three years. There were 8 federal fines issued in the last three years, which amounted to a total of $14,333.

Staffing Rating – 1 Star

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.

Hempstead Park Nursing Home has an average number of residents per day of 219.5, which is significantly higher than the national average of 77.7, and higher than the State of New York’s average of 155.6.

The total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 47 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 34 minutes. Staff hours are divided into three sections for analysis:

  • RN hours per resident per day: 16 minutes (National Average: 40 minutes and NY average: 42 minutes)
  • LPN/LVN hours per resident per day: 43 minutes (National Average: 53 minutes, and New York State’s average: 47 minutes)
  • Nurse aide hours per resident per day: 1 hour and 48 minutes (National Average: 2 hours and 13 minutes and New York State’s average: 2 hours and 5 minutes)

On the weekend, the total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 29 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 3 hours and 15 minutes, and lower than the NY average of 3 hours and 2 minutes. On top of this interaction time with residents, there are an additional 7 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per nursing home resident per day. The Physical Therapist hours at this facility are higher than the national average of 4 minutes, and are equal to the New York average. Further, the Registered Nurse hours per resident per day on the weekend is 14 minutes, which is lower than the National and New York averages, which are both 27 minutes.

Hempstead Park Nursing Home also has a lower nursing staff turnover rate than the national average for nursing homes. Staff turnover is recorded as the percent of staff that stop working in a facility within a given year. A lower turnover indicates that staff remain at the facility for a longer period of time, which increases their efficiency at meeting the needs of residents.

The nursing staff turnover rate at this facility is 33.1% while the national average is 53.5%. Hempstead Park Nursing Home also has better staff retention rates than the New York average, which is 45%. Of these turnover numbers, the amount of RN turnover comes in at 48% which is lower than the national average of 52.3%, and almost the same as the New York State average of 47.9%. Additionally, Hempstead Park Nursing Home reports 1 administrative staff member having left the facility. This is close to the national average of 0.8 members of staff leaving facilities, and higher than the New York average of 0.6.

Quality Measures Rating – 4 Stars

The quality measures rating is calculated from a select set of clinical data measures of nursing homes. The 4 star rating for Hempstead Park Nursing Home encompasses the following:

  • Short-stay quality measures – 2 Stars
  • Long-stay quality measures – 5 Stars

More stars means a better quality of care. These quality measures include 19 different assessments for short-stay residents and 16 assessments for long-stay residents.

Hempstead Park Nursing Home 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 make informed decisions regarding their choice of nursing home provider in New York by making it straightforward to compare standards. 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. Better performance in a metric is indicated by a 5-star rating, with a 1-star rating indicating the worst possible performance. Learn more about New York’s system of ratings.

These ratings cover the reporting period of July 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022.

NYS Star Ratings

  • Overall Rating – 3 Stars
  • Preventative Care – 3 Stars
  • Quality of Care – 3 Stars
  • Quality of Life – 2 Star
  • Resident Safety – 4 Stars
  • Resident Status – 3 Stars

Preventative Care – 3 Stars

The NY State Department of Health rating for preventative care at Hempstead Park Nursing Home is 3 stars. This rating encompasses information about pneumonia and flu vaccination status for both long-stay and short-stay residents.

89.8% of long stay residents were assessed and appropriately given the pneumonia vaccine and 98.4% were given the flu vaccine. 58.0% of short-stay residents were assessed and given the pneumonia vaccine and 72.7% were given the seasonal flu jab. In all cases, higher percentages indicate higher quality preventative care.

Quality of Care – 3 Stars

The quality of care measurement takes into account six different quality factors. For this section, seeing a lower value indicates a higher quality of care for the residents. At the Hempstead Park Nursing Home, 10.7% of high risk long-stay residents had pressure ulcers and only 1.5% of long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. 40.2% 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 1.8%. 14.5% of short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit and 13.8% of them were rehospitalized after a nursing home visit.

Quality of Life – 2 Stars

The quality of life rating of 2 stars includes two quality factors. At Hempstead Park Nursing Home, 4.3% of long-stay residents have depressive symptoms. Again, for this measurement, seeing a lower percentage is better. 39.0% have a successful return to home and community from a skilled nursing facility, and for this criteria, a higher percentage is better.

Resident Safety – 4 Stars

NY State assesses six criteria when rating facilities on nursing home resident safety where lower numbers indicate better safety for residents. Hempstead Park Nursing Home was rated 4 stars. 0.5% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury with 8.7% of long-stay residents receiving anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication.

12.2% of long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication and no long-term residents were physically restrained during this period. 1.3% of short-stay residents newly received an antipsychotic medication. None of the skilled nursing facility residents experienced any falls resulting in major injury during their stay.

Resident Status – 3 Stars

Hempstead Park Nursing Home 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. For the last two items, a higher number indicates a better performance when assessed on quality.

4.5% of long-stay residents lose too much weight and 11.5% of residents have a worsening of their ability to move independently. 10.7% have an increase in need for help with daily activities and 0.8% are on catheters.

54% of short-stay residents made improvements in function and 98.5% 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 Hempstead Park Nursing Home

Hempstead Park Nursing Home Complaints

Not only residents and family members can file complaints against nursing homes, both friends and other third parties may file a complaint with the New York Department of Health against a facility under their jurisdiction. After a complaint is made, an inspection team will investigate complaints and claims. The team will assess whether nursing home staff, including its facility managers, have violated the standards set by the state. The law also requires incidents that result in harm, abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of a resident to be reported by the facility. Failure to do so can result in penalties and further measures.

From December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022, New York State received 255 complaints at this facility which accounts for 110.9 complaints per 100 occupied beds. This is more than double the statewide average of 49.6 complaints per 100 occupied beds.

Facility reported complaints represented 86% of the incidents that are required to be reported to the Department of Health, which is higher than the statewide average of 51%. 39 complaint-related inspections were completed by the Department of Health during this period resulting in 8 complaint-related citations. This represents 3.5 citations per 100 occupied beds, which is almost one and half times more than the state average of 2.5 citations per 100 beds.

Hempstead Park Nursing Home Citations

From December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022, this facility received 24 standard health citations, which is higher than the statewide average of 14. There were 13 life safety code citations and no citations related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy. Between these dates, Hempstead Park Nursing Home was not issued any fines as a result of complying with enforcement actions.

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 nursing home abuse has occurred. Any complaints may be submitted online or made by phone:

Nursing home staff may submit concerns via a web-based Incident Report Form in the Health Commerce System.

Get Help from an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

If you have suspicions regarding possible abuse or neglect of a loved one in a nursing home, or that the legally required level of skilled nursing home care is not being delivered, there are options. It can be confusing and intimidating to make the next step, so you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible to get advice and support from a legal team that is well versed in getting justice for elder abuse victims.

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. have years of experience assisting the victims of nursing home neglect and mistreatment. We’re dedicated to defending their rights. We realize how upsetting discovering nursing home abuse may be, and we’re here to help you protect your loved one.

Contact our Long Island offices immediately for a free consultation to learn about the legal options available to safeguard your loved one from additional injury or abuse. Preserve their rights and obtain full compensation for their suffering.

Interested in the ratings for another nursing home in New York state? Read more: Long Island Nursing Home Ratings and Violations.

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