The Hamlet Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center At Nesconset, Violations And Ratings

The Hamlet Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center At Nesconset, Violations And Ratings

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The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset Information

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset has recently changed management. Their website describes their amenities as comparable to those in the finest boutique hotels, offering luxury services including food menus organized by a celebrity chef and personalized concierge services. Their facilities combine cutting-edge technology with highly trained healthcare professionals to deliver specialized therapies to reduce recovery time.

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset
100 Southern Blvd
Nesconset, NY 11767

 

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset CMS Ratings as of June 22, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) comes under the umbrella of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The CMS federal government website allows people to access a wide range of data and information on Medicare and Medicaid services, as well as in-depth information regarding nursing homes across the United States. Learn more in our blog 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 The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center At Nesconset and information on this nursing home is current as of June 22, 2022.

  • 240 certified beds
  • 238.5 average residents per day
  • Most recent health inspection was on July 22, 2021
  • 4 health citations from the most recent health inspection
  • Zero fines in the past 3 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 Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset has a three star rating after health inspections by CMS. These ratings are calculated from:

  • the most recent health inspection and two prior inspections,
  • any inspections triggered by a complaint in the last three years, and
  • infection control inspections in the last three years.

The most recent health inspection of this nursing home on record was performed on July 22, 2021, which generated a total of 4 health citations. The national average for health citations at nursing homes is 8.3 and in New York the average is 4.9. For this metric, the lower the number of citations, the better a nursing home rating is awarded by the CMS.

No complaints required inspections to be initiated between May 1st of 2021 and April 30th of 2022. During the last 3 years, no complaints resulted in a citation being issued to the facility and there were no facility-reported issues which required a citation to be issued in response.

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset had zero infection control inspections between 6/1/2021 – 5/31/2022.

Staffing Rating – 2 Star

The CMS staffing rating is based on the last reported three month quarter nursing home staffing hours, which is divided into two sections:

  • 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.

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset has an average number of residents per day of 238.5, 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 10 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 breaks down:

  • RN hours per resident per day: 28 minutes (National Average: 41 minutes and NY average: 43 minutes)
  • LPN/LVN hours per resident per day: 45 minutes (National Average: 53 minutes, and New York State’s average: 47 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 2 minutes)

On the weekend, the total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 35 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 3 hours and 16 minutes, and lower than the NY average of 3 hours and 1 minute. Additionally, there are 4 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per nursing home resident per day, which is equal to the national average of 4 minutes, and lower than the New York average of 7 minutes.

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset 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 38.5% while the national average is 52.6%. The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset 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 53.5% which is slightly worse than the national average of 51.2%, and also higher than the New York State average of 47.2%. Additionally, The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset reports 1 administrative staff member having left the facility, which is better than the national average retention rate of 1.2 staff members but is slightly worse than the average retention rate for New York of 0.9.

Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars

The quality of both long and short-term residents’ stay is measured from a selection of criteria. This clinical data is used to assess the standard of nursing homes. The 5 star rating for The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset is divided into two areas for ease of interpretation:

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

More stars means a higher quality of care is being experienced by residents. These quality measures include 17 different assessments for short-stay residents and 16 assessments for long-stay residents.

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The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset New York State Ratings

To help patients and their families assess the suitability of a Long Island nursing home for their needs, the New York State Department of Health and NY State Medicaid agency developed a comprehensive ranking system. The overall ranking is determined by performance in five different areas of care, including preventative care, quality of life, resident safety, and resident status.

These areas of care 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. An explanation of this rating system can be found in our blog 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 – 3 Stars
  • Preventative Care – 3 Stars
  • Quality of Care – 4 Stars
  • Quality of Life – 4 Stars
  • Resident Safety – 2 Stars
  • Resident Status – 3 Stars

Preventative Care – 3 Stars

The NY State Department of Health rating for preventative care at The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset is 3 stars. This rating is based on the statistics provided on pneumonia and flu vaccination status for both long-stay and short-stay residents.

96.5% of long stay residents were assessed and appropriately given the pneumonia vaccine and 96.5% were given the flu vaccine. 80.8% of short-stay residents were assessed and given the pneumonia vaccine and 78.5% 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 Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset, 8.0% of high risk long-stay residents had pressure ulcers and only 0.6% of long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. 46.6% 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 3.4%. 5.9% of short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit and 16.6% of them were rehospitalized after a nursing home visit.

Quality of Life – 4 Stars

The quality of life rating of 4 stars includes two quality factors. At The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset, 2.2% of long-stay residents have depressive symptoms. In this case a lower percentage is better. 56.9% have a successful return to home and community from a skilled nursing facility, and for this criteria, a higher percentage is better.

Resident Safety – 2 Stars

NY State assesses six criteria when rating facilities on nursing home resident safety where lower numbers indicate better safety for residents. The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset was rated 2 stars. 4.9% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury with 27.8% of long-stay residents receiving anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication.

7.3% of long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication and no long-stay residents were physically restrained. 1.6% of short-stay residents newly received an antipsychotic medication. 0.8% of skilled nursing facility residents experienced one or more falls with major injury during their stay.

Resident Status – 3 Stars

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset 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.

4.2% of long-stay residents lose too much weight and 21.3% of residents have a worsening of their ability to move independently. 28.5% have an increase in need for help with daily activities and 0.4% are on catheters.

80.5% of short-stay residents made improvements in function and 99.7% 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 The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset 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 June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2022, New York State received 90 complaints at this facility which accounts for 40.8 complaints per 100 occupied beds. This is lower than the statewide average of 49.8.

The facility reported 43% of the incidents that are required to be reported to the Department of Health, which is lower than the statewide average of 52%. 16 complaint-related inspections were completed by the Department of Health during this period resulting in 1 complaint-related citations. This represents 0.5 citations per 100 occupied beds, which is lower than the state average of 2.4.

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset Citations

From June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2022, this nursing home received 17 standard health citations, which is higher than the statewide average of 14. There were 3 life safety code citations, but there were no citations issued related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy. Between these dates, The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Center at Nesconset was issued no fines.

More details regarding these citations, causes and remedies 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. You may submit your complaint about nursing homes online or via phone:

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

 

Get Help from an Experienced Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The signs of nursing home abuse are often hidden and difficult to recognize. If you are suspicious that your loved one is not receiving adequate care from skilled healthcare workers, or that their needs and symptoms are not being checked, you should seek legal advice on how to proceed.

Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. have a team of nursing home abuse lawyers who have years of professional experience in protecting nursing home residents and advising family members. We’re dedicated to defending the rights of your loved ones. We know how harmful and distressing suspected nursing home abuse may be, and we’re here to help you safeguard your loved one.

Contact our Long Island offices immediately for a free consultation, where we can discuss the legal options available to identify the abuse and safeguard your loved one from additional injury and distress. We assist you in preserving their dignity and assess appropriate compensation for their suffering and neglect.

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

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