Luxor Nursing And Rehabilitation At Sayville Violations And Ratings

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Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville Information

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville offers short-term, sub-acute, and long-term rehabilitation and nursing services. It is a 180 bed facility located in Sayville. Their comprehensive services include 24-hour skilled nursing care, physician and specialist services in areas including neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, and more.

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville
300 Broadway Avenue
Sayville, NY 11782

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville CMS Ratings as of September 28, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This agency’s website gives you a wealth of information on topics such as Medicare and Medicaid, resident health, facility reported incidents, and quality of care, as well as a large database of ratings and federal government nursing home inspections. Learn more about the CMS rating system for nursing homes.

Facility Overview

This information is taken from the federal government website for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville and is current as of September 28, 2022.

  • 180 certified beds
  • 170.1 average residents per day
  • Most recent health inspection was conducted September 15, 2020
  • 2 health citations from the most recent health inspection
  • There were no fines issued during the past three years

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 Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville health inspection rating assigned by CMS encompasses the following reports:

  • the most recent health inspection and the two inspections before that,
  • any complaint inspections conducted during the last three years, and
  • The last three years of infection control inspections.

The most recent health inspection of this nursing home was conducted on September 15, 2020 and there were two health citations issued. The national average number of health citations is 8.4 for nursing homes. In New York, the average number of citations for Health is 4.9, which is almost double the number issued for this facility. CMS awards higher ratings to nursing homes with lower numbers.

There were no complaints which triggered inspections between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. Over the last three years, no complaints led to a citation for the facility. No facility-reported issues concluded in the issuing of a citation.

The Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville was last inspected for infection control on September 9, 2021. The last three years of infection control inspections resulted in 3 citations being raised against the Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville. However, there were no federal fines or penalties levied against the facility during the last three years for failure to enact corrective processes post-inspection.

Staffing Rating – 2 Stars

The CMS rating for staffing uses the nursing 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 are better than fewer hours per resident.

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville has an average number of residents per day of 170.1, which is higher than the national average of 76.8, this number is also higher than the average for the State of New York which stands at 153.7 residents. The total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is recorded as 3 hours and 15 minutes, this is lower than both the national average of 3 hours and 46 minutes, and the NY State average of 3 hours and 32 minutes. This is how the staff hours break down:

  • RN hours per resident per day: 35 minutes (National Average: 41 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: 46 minutes)
  • Nurse aide hours per resident per day: 1 hour and 57 minutes (National Average: 2 hours and 12 minutes and New York State’s average: 2 hours and 3 minutes)

On the weekend, the total number of nurse staff hours logged per resident per day is 2 hours and 52 minutes, with the national average recorded as a slightly higher time of 3 hours and 11 minutes. The NY state average of 2 hours and 58 minute is marginally higher than the hours recorded for this Nursing home. This facility provides on average 10 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per nursing home resident per day, which is more than twice the national average of 4 minutes, and also higher than the New York average of 7 minutes per resident.

Comparing the nursing staff turnover of Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville of 35.2% to the national average of 53.3% reveals that staff turnover is significantly lower than the rate seen nationwide. Staff turnover is defined as the percent of staff that stop working in a facility within a single year, with low turnover indicating staff are retained for a longer period of time, benefiting residents through consistent care and attention.

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville also has a lower turnover of nursing staff than the average for New York State, which is 45.5%. This demonstrates better retention levels at this facility than seen in the average staff retention levels across the state.

Of these turnover statistics, the RN turnover is noted as 34.8% , which is much lower than the national average of 51.9%, and is also much lower than the average for the State of New York State which is recorded as 47.9%. There are no reports of administrative staff leaving the Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville team during this period. The State-wide and national average report average administration staff losses of 0.7 and 0.6 respectively.

Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars

The quality measures rating is based on several metrics collected from the nursing homes. The 5 star rating for Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville encompasses the following:

  • Short-stay quality measures – 5 Stars
  • Long-stay quality measures – 4 Stars

More stars means a better quality of care. There are 18 different criteria measured to ascertain the quality measures rating for short-stay residents, and then 16 measures in place to assess the quality of care for long-stay residents.

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville New York State Ratings

The New York State Department of Health and NY State Medicaid agency also assess rank the quality of nursing homes in New York. This aids families in matching the right facility to their family member’s needs. In addition to an easy-to-see overall rating for the nursing home, there are five other areas of care assigned ratings, including preventative care, quality of life, resident safety, and resident status.

There are 24 distinct quality criteria for nursing homes which influence the ratings awarded. The overall performance rating is calculated in a similar way to the CMS rating calculations. A 1-star rating indicates the worst possible performance, with 5-stars indicating the greatest performance in a category. For more details regarding the criteria behind these assessments, read our overview of 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 – 3 Stars

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

Preventative Care – 4 Stars

The NY State Department of Health rating of 4 stars for preventative care at Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville reports pneumonia and flu vaccination status statistics for both long-stay and short-stay residents.

100% of long stay residents were assessed and appropriately given the pneumonia vaccine at the facility, and the flu vaccine was administered to 96.7% of these residents. Assessment of short-stay residents given the pneumonia vaccine shows 99.9% vaccination rate. 93.6% of short-term residents were given the seasonal flu jab. Higher percentages of vaccination rates within the resident population indicates a higher level of preventative care.

Quality of Care – 4 Stars

Six different quality factors are used to determine the rating for the quality of care at the nursing home. In this section, higher quality of care is indicated by lower numbers. At the Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville, 9.9% of high risk long-stay residents had pressure ulcers and only 0.4% of long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. 66.9% 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 a low 1.4%. Short-stay residents who required outpatient emergency department visits was a low 5.9%. 14.5% of these short-term patients were rehospitalized after a nursing home visit.

Quality of Life – 2 Stars

The quality of life rating of 5 stars is determined by two quality factors. At Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville, 32.6% of long-stay residents have depressive symptoms. A lower percentage for this category is preferable. 51.9% of residents have a successful return to home and community. The higher this percentage is, the better the quality of life for the resident.

Resident Safety – 2 Stars

NY State uses six criteria to assign a rating for resident safety to nursing home facilities. Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville was rated two stars. A detailed look at the statistics shows 3% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. 23.3% of long-stay residents were prescribed anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication during their residency. Here, lower numbers indicate better safety conditions for residents.

Although 7.7% of long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication, none of these residents had to be physically restrained. A low 2.1% of short-stay residents were newly prescribed antipsychotic medication. Only 1.7% of skilled nursing facility residents experienced one or more falls which resulted in them suffering a major injury during their time at the facility.

Resident Status – 3 Stars

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville was rated 3 stars for resident status. Six quality criteria and measured during assessment. For the first four of these metrics, a lower number indicates better conditions for residents, and for the final two parts, higher numbers reflect more desirable conditions.

7.9% of long-stay residents lose too much weight and 18.6% of residents experience a worsening of their ability to move independently. 22.4%, almost a quarter, require more help with their daily activities, but none of them are recorded as requiring catheterisation.

81.8% of short-stay residents were seen to have improvements in function and independence, at 99.7% of skilled nursing facility residents, almost all of these residents received treatment plans with functional improvement goals to aim for.

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New York State Health Inspections for Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville Complaints

Complaints against a nursing home by a resident, family member, friend, or other third party may be sent to 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 August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2022, there were 107 complaints logged by New York State regarding this facility. This can be represented as 63.2 complaints per 100 occupied beds. This is higher than the average of 49.8 complaints per bed average seen across the state.

Facility reported complaints represented 63% of the incidents that have a legal obligation to be reported to the Department of Health. With the statewide average standing at 51.0%, this is again higher than the average across the state. The Department of Health instigated 18 complaint-related inspections between August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2022. Of these 18 inspections, 3 complaint-related citations were issued. This represents an average of 1.8 citations per 100 occupied beds, which is lower than the state average of 2.4 citations.

Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville Citations

This facility received 12 standard health citations between August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2022, which is marginally lower than the statewide average of 14 citations. There were 3 life safety code citations, which is less than half of the state average. No citations related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy were produced. Between these dates, Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Sayville was held liable for a penalty of $8,000 for a single violation of Quality of Care.

Specific information regarding the nature, date and outcome of these citations and penalties are accessible on the New York Health Department website.

How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Complaint in New York

To file a complaint regarding suspicions of abuse in a nursing home facility, contact the New York State Department of Health. Complaints may be made by telephone or online using the below resources:

  • The Department of Health website has a dedicated Nursing Home Complaint Form page
  • Here is a Nursing Home Complaint hotline 1-888-201-4563, which may be used to report information to 24/7

If you are a staff member at a nursing home staff and have abuse related concerns, there is a web-based Incident Report Form in the Health Commerce System which will allow you to submit information regarding the abuse.

Get Help from an Experienced Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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Interested in the ratings for other nursing homes on Long Island? Read more: Long Island Nursing Home Ratings and Violations.

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