Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Violations and Ratings

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Violations and Ratings

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Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Information

The Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is a 120 bed rehabilitation and long-term care center in Patchogue. They care for patients seeking short-term recovery support through to those seeking full-time care. Through their Rehab Strong tm program they provide patients with tech-driven and results-focused individualized rehabilitation. The Suffolk Center is committed to getting residents stronger and healthier, to get them home faster.

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
25 Schoenfeld Blvd
Patchogue, NY 11772

  1. Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing CMS Ratings as of July 27, 2022
  2. Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing New York State Ratings
  3. New York State Health Inspections for Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
  4. How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Complaint in New York
  5. Get Help from an Experienced Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing CMS Ratings as of July 27, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Their website provides access to a wide range of information on topics such as Medicare and Medicaid services, resident health, facility reported incidents, and quality care, it also contains a comprehensive record of ratings and nursing home inspection reports, as well as additional information regarding US nursing homes. Learn more about the CMS rating system for nursing homes.

Facility Overview

The information below is taken from the federal government website for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and is current as of July 27, 2022.

  • 120 certified beds
  • 110 average residents per day
  • Most recent health inspection was on January 10, 2020
  • 6 health citations from the most recent health inspection
  • No fines in the past 3 years

CMS Star Ratings

  • Overall Rating – 2 Stars
  • Health Inspections Rating – 2 Stars
  • Staffing Rating – 1 Star
  • Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars

Health Inspections – 2 Stars

The rating from health inspections of Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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.

The most recent health inspection of this nursing home was conducted on  January 10, 2020, and there were a total of 6 health citations. 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.

No inspections were conducted due to complaints between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. In the past three years, no complaints resulted in a citation and there were no instances when a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation.

The Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing had zero inspections for infection control between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. There were no citations from infection control nursing home inspections in the past three years. There were zero federal fines issued in the last three years.

Staffing Rating -1 Star

The staffing rating from CMS 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.

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has an average number of residents per day of 110, which is higher than the national average of 76.7, and lower than the State of New York’s average of 153.7.

The total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 32 minutes, which is much lower than the national average of 3 hours and 46 minutes and also significantly lower than the NY State average of 3 hours and 32 minutes. This is how the staff hours break down:

  • RN hours per resident per day: 18 minutes (National Average: 41 minutes and NY average: 42 minutes)
  • LPN/LVN hours per resident per day: 49 minutes (National Average: 53 minutes, and New York State’s average: 46 minutes)
  • Nurse aide hours per resident per day: 1 hours and 25 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 per resident per day is  2 hours and 9 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 3 hours and 11 minutes, and less than the NY average of 2 hours and 58 minutes. Additionally, there are 9 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per nursing home resident per day, which is higher than the national average of 4 minutes, and higher than the New York average of 7 minutes.

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing also has 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 43.5% while the national average is higher than this figure at 53.3%. Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing also has slightly 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 58.3% which is worse than the national average of 51.9%, and also higher than the New York State average of 48%. Additionally, Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing reports no administrative staff member having left the facility.

Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars

The CMS quality measures rating is based on data from clinical data measures of nursing homes. The 5 star rating for Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing encompasses the following:

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

A higher number of 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.

Suffolk Center 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 Long Island patients and their families assess the quality of nursing homes in New York so they can more easily find the nursing facilities which match the skills of the staff with patient needs. 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 – 1 Star
  • Preventative Care – 1 Star
  • Quality of Care –3 Stars
  • Quality of Life –  1 Star
  • Resident Safety – 3 Stars
  • Resident Status – 3 Stars

Preventative Care – 1 Star

The NY State Department of Health rating for preventative care at Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 1 star. This rating encompasses information about pneumonia and flu vaccination status for both long-stay and short-stay residents.

51.5% of long stay residents were assessed and appropriately given the pneumonia vaccine and 94.4% were given the flu vaccine. 13.2% of short-stay residents were assessed and given the pneumonia vaccine and 35.7% 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. A lower value indicates a higher quality of care for residents. At the Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 5.9% of high risk long-stay residents had pressure ulcers and only 0.9% of long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. 52.8% 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 5.7%. 13.1% of short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit and 19.7% of them were rehospitalized after a nursing home visit.

Quality of Life – 1 Star

The quality of life rating of 1 star includes two quality factors. At Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 57.6% of long-stay residents have depressive symptoms. In this case a lower percentage is better.  43.1% 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 safety criteria when rating facilities on nursing home resident safety. For this rating, lower numbers indicate better safety for residents. Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was rated three stars. 1.8% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury with 30.2% of long-stay residents receiving anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication.

5.6% of long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication and zero long-stay residents were physically restrained. 2.4% of short-stay residents newly received an antipsychotic medication. Zero skilled nursing facility residents experienced one or more falls with major injury during their stay.

Resident Status – 3 Stars

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was rated three stars for resident status. These ratings from NYS are determined by six quality measures. For the first four of these measurements, lower numbers are better and for the last two items, higher numbers show better performance.

3.4% of long-stay residents lose too much weight and 2% of residents have a worsening of their ability to move independently. 6.1% have an increase in need for help with daily activities and 0.2% are on catheters.

55.6% of short-stay residents made improvements in function and 96.3% 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 Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Complaints

A complaint against a nursing home may be filed by a family member, friend, or other third party with the New York Department of Health. The inspectors 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, New York State received 107 complaints at this facility which accounts for 94.2 complaints per 100 occupied beds. This is almost double the statewide average of 49.8 complaints per bed.

Facility reported complaints represented 52% of the incidents that are required to be reported to the Department of Health, which is slightly higher than the statewide average of 51%. 23 complaint-related inspections were completed by the Department of Health during this period resulting in zero complaint-related citations. This represents zero citations per 100 occupied beds, which is lower than the state average of 2.4 per occupied bed.

Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Citations

From August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2022, this facility received 18 standard health citations, which is a larger number than the statewide average of 14. There were 4 life safety code citations and no citations related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy. Between these dates, Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was assessed a total of zero fines. They were issued a $10,000 fine in 2013 and a $10,000 fine again in 2016.

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 suspect nursing home abuse has occurred. Submit your complaint online or via phone to their nursing home complaint hotline:

  • 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 submit concerns online via a web-based Incident Report Form in the Health Commerce System.

 

Get Help from an Experienced Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

We understand how challenging it can be to handle suspected abuse or neglect of a loved one in a nursing home. If you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected, you should get help and seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., are ready to fight for the rights of nursing home residents, family members, and loved ones. We realize how traumatic nursing home abuse can be for your loved one and your family, and we’re here to help you safeguard them.

Act now and get help from our experienced team of personal injury lawyers. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn about the legal options available to safeguard your loved one from further injury or abuse. Learn how to preserve their rights and obtain full and fair compensation for their suffering.

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

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