Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing Violations and Ratings



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Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing Information

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing is a 160 bed facility in East Islip. They offer rehabilitation and nursing care with clinical services including cardiology and vascular monitoring, wound care, amputee rehabilitation, post COVID-19 rehabilitation, and more.

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing
340 East Montauk Highway
East Islip, NY 11730

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing CMS Ratings as of November 2, 2022

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) houses The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS website has ratings and federal government nursing home inspection information on US nursing homes across the nation. It also has information and access to Medicare and Medicaid services, resident health, facility reported incidents, and quality of care. Learn more about the CMS rating system for nursing homes and how to understand what is taken into consideration in our blog.

Facility Overview

The below data is current as of November 2, 2022. This data comes from the CMS site on Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

  • 160 certified beds
  • 149.6 average residents per day
  • Most recent health inspection was on January 21, 2020
  • 2 health citations from the most recent health inspection
  • 2 fines have been issued during last three years for a total of $1,637

CMS Star Ratings

  • Overall Rating – 5 Stars
  • Health Inspections Rating – 4 Stars
  • Staffing Rating – 2 Star
  • Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars

Health Inspections – 4 Stars

The rating for health inspections at Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing is determined by CMS assessing the following three areas:

  • 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.

The most recent health inspection of this nursing home was conducted on January 21, 2020, resulting in two health citations. This is lower than the national average for health citations at nursing homes is 8.4 and is also lower than the New York average of 4.8 citations. For health inspection data, a lower number indicates a better quality nursing home under the CMS criteria. Between November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022, there were zero complaints filed which resulted in citations. In the past three years, no infection control related complaints resulted in a citation.

Staffing Rating – 2 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

CMS considers a higher number of nursing hours per nursing home resident to be better than a lower number of hours.

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing has an average number of residents per day of 149.6 which is much higher than the recorded national average of 77.7, but is slightly less than the State of New York’s average of 155.6 residents per day.

The total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 3 hours and 49 minutes, which is slightly more than the nationwide average of 3 hours and 46 minutes. This is also more time per resident per day than the NY State average of 3 hours and 34 minutes. Staff hours break down into the following sections:

  • RN hours per resident per day: 38 minutes (National Average: 40 minutes and NY average: 42 minutes)
  • LPN/LVN hours per resident per day: 56 minutes (National Average: 53 minutes, and New York State’s average: 47 minutes)
  • Nurse aide hours per resident per day: 2 hour and 15 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 3 hours, which is slightly less than the national average of 3 hours and 15 minutes, and just under the 3 hours and 2 minutes average for the NY area. In addition to these hours, there are 11 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per nursing home resident per day, which is higher than the national average of 4 minutes, and also less than the New York average of 7 minutes.

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing also has a better nursing staff turnover rate than the national average rate for nursing homes. Lower turnover is preferable as higher staff turnover indicates staff are not retained long-term. The longer staff work at a given facility the more familiar the staff are with the residents needs, and support options, benefiting the nursing residents.

The nursing staff turnover rate at this facility is 33.9% while the national average is higher at 53.5%. Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing also has better staff retention rates than the New York average, which is 45%.

Of these turnover numbers, RN turnover is 46.7% which is better than the national average of 52.3%. It is a higher rate of turnover than the New York State average, which is recorded at 47.9%. Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing reports that zero administration staff members have left their positions at the nursing home during the last year. This is less than the national average of 0.8, and also less than the New York State average of 0.6.

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 Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing encompasses the following:

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

More stars means a higher quality of care. These quality measures include 18 different assessments for short-stay residents and 16 assessments for long-stay residents.

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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 compare the quality of nursing homes in New York so they can more easily find the right skilled nursing facility for their needs. This includes an overall rating as well as ratings in five areas of care, which include preventative care, quality of life, resident safety, and resident status.

Assessing 24 distinct quality criteria for nursing homes, the overall rating for the facility is determined in a similar way to how the CMS ratings are assigned. A rating of 5 stars indicates the greatest performance, whereas a 1-star rating indicates the worst possible performance. Learn more about New York’s system of ratings in our blog.

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

NYS Star Ratings

Overall Rating – 5 Stars

  • Preventative Care – 5 Stars
  • Quality of Care – 5 Stars
  • Quality of Life – 3 Star
  • Resident Safety – 3 Stars
  • Resident Status – 4 Stars

Preventative Care – 5 Stars

The NY State Department of Health rating for preventative care at Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 5 stars. The preventative care rating considers pneumonia and flu vaccination status for both long-stay and short-stay residents.

100% of long stay residents were assessed and appropriately given the pneumonia vaccine and 98.7% were given the flu vaccine. 98.4% of short-stay residents were assessed and given the pneumonia vaccine and 94.5% were given the seasonal flu jab. Higher percentages indicate a better level of preventative care for the residents.

Quality of Care – 5 Stars

Six different quality factors are reviewed to determine the quality of care rating. In this assessment, a lower percentage indicates a higher quality of care outcomes for residents. At the Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.9% of high risk long-stay residents had pressure ulcers and zero long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. 36.8% of low risk long-stay residents lose control of their bowels or bladder.

Zero residents with pressure ulcers or injuries were new or got worse. Short-stay residents requiring an outpatient emergency department visit was 6.8% and 16.1% of these people were rehospitalized after a nursing home visit.

Quality of Life – 3 Stars

The quality of life rating of 3 stars examines two quality metrics. At Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 76.2% of long-stay residents have depressive symptoms. Lower percentages indicate better quality of life. 62.4% 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. Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing was rated 3 stars. 5.6% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury with 11.6% of long-stay residents receiving anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication.

8% of long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication and zero were physically restrained. 1.4% of short-stay residents newly received an antipsychotic medication. 1% of skilled nursing facility residents experienced one or more falls with major injury during their stay.

Resident Status – 4 Stars

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing was rated 4 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.

2.4% of long-stay residents lose too much weight and 15.2% of residents have a worsening of their ability to move independently. 7.4% have an increase in need for help with daily activities and 0.6% are on catheters.

75.1% 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 Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing Complaints

The New York Department of Health handles complaints against nursing homes from residents, family members, friends, or other third parties. Potential violations of state standards of care are investigated and assessed by a state inspection team. This investigation will review the nursing home and its facility managers. Any incidents that result in harm, abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of a resident are required by law to be reported by the facility.

From November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2022, New York State received 56 complaints at this facility which accounts for 38.9 complaints per 100 occupied beds. This is less than the statewide average of 49.6.

Facility reported complaints represented 20% of the incidents that are required to be reported to the Department of Health, which is a lower percentage than the statewide average of 52%. The Department of Health completed 19 complaint-related inspections during this period. There was one complaint-related citation from these inspections.

Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing Citations

From November 1, 2018 through October 31 31, 2022, this facility received 9 standard health citations, which is less than the statewide average of 14. There were 2 life safety code citations and zero citations related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy. Between these dates, one citation resulted in a fine of $4,000.

More details about this citation 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 suspect nursing home abuse has occurred. You may submit complaints online or made by phone:

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

Experienced Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help

Signs of nursing home abuse can leave you feeling helpless and confused. If you have noticed any changes in your loved one’s behavior or appearance, it is important to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible. The compassionate nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. have helped many families in similar situations and can fight to get the justice and compensation your family deserves.

What are some signs of nursing home abuse?

There are many different signs that may indicate a loved one is being abused in a nursing home setting. Unfortunately, some abusers are very good at hiding the abuse, so it is important to be aware of both physical and emotional changes in your loved one.

Some physical signs that may indicate nursing home abuse include:

  • Bruises, cuts, or welts in various stages of healing
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Bed sores
  • Unusual weight loss or gain
  • Poor hygiene
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Withdrawal from social activities

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