Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale Information
According to their website, the Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale combines 20 years of expertise in the healthcare industry with current innovations, combining cutting-edge technology with old-fashioned warmth and respect. At their 280 bed facility, they pride themselves on caring for both the physical and emotional needs of their residents.
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale
755 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale CMS Ratings as of December 7, 2022
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a component of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This United States government agency’s website provides a wealth of information on topics such as Medicare and Medicaid services, resident health, facility reported incidents, and quality care, as well as a large database of ratings and federal government nursing home inspection and info on US nursing homes. Learn more about the CMS rating system for nursing homes.
The information below is taken from the federal government website for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale and is current as of December 7, 2022.
- 280 certified beds
- 258.4 average residents per day
- Most recent health inspection was on October 28, 2020
- 3 health citations from the most recent health inspection and zero fines in the past 3 years.
CMS Star Ratings
- Overall Rating – 4 Stars
- Health Inspections Rating – 4 Stars
- Staffing Rating – 1 Star
- Quality Measures Rating – 5 Stars
Health Inspections – 4 Stars
The Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale rating by the CMS includes information from health inspections including:
- 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 October 28, 2020 and there were a total of 3 health citations. This is a better result than the national average for health citations at nursing homes of 8.4 and the New York average of 4.8. In this case, the lower the citations, the better a nursing home is rated by the CMS.
One complaint inspection was conducted on September 15, 2022, and resulted in 1 citation.
In the last three years, the Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale received 2 citations from infection control inspections. There were no federal fines issued in the last three years.
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.
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale has an average number of residents per day of 258.4 , which is higher than the national average of 77.7, and also higher than the State of New York’s average of 155.6. The total number of nurse staff hours per resident per day is 3 hours and 34 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 3 hours and 46 minutes and equal to the NY State average of 3 hours and 34 minutes. This is how the staff hours breaks down:
- RN hours per resident per day: 34 minutes (National Average: 40 minutes and NY average: 42 minutes)
- LPN/LVN hours per resident per day: 40 minutes (National Average: 53 minutes, and New York State’s average: 47 minutes)
- Nurse aide hours per resident per day: 2 hours and 20 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 and 11 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 3 hours and 15 minutes, and higher than the NY average of 3 hours and 2 minutes. Additionally, there are 3 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per nursing home resident per day, which is lower than the national average of 4 minutes, and lower than the New York average of 7 minutes. Further, Registered Nurse hours per resident per day on the weekend is 23 minutes, which is lower than the National and New York State averages, which are both 27 minutes.
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale 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 35% while the national average is 53.5%. Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale also has better staff retention rates than the New York average, which has turnover as 45%.
Of these turnover numbers, the amount of RN turnover comes in at 62% which is worse than the national average of 52.3%, and also worse than the New York State average of 47.9%. Additionally, Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale reports no administrative staff member having left the facility.
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 Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale encompasses the following:
- Short-stay quality measures – 5 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.
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale 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 assess the quality of nursing homes in New York so they can more easily find the right skilled nursing facilities. 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 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 – 4 Star
- Resident Safety – 2 Stars
- Resident Status – 4 Stars
Preventative Care – 3 Stars
The NY State Department of Health rating for preventative care at Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale is 3 stars. This rating encompasses information about pneumonia and flu vaccination status for both long-stay and short-stay residents.
99.7% of long stay residents were assessed and appropriately given the pneumonia vaccine and 94.9% were given the flu vaccine. 90.4% of short-stay residents were assessed and given the pneumonia vaccine and 80.8% 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 Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale, 15.9% of high risk long-stay residents had pressure ulcers and only 0.8% of long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. 74.6% 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 5.3%. 4.2% of short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit and 17.9% 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 Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale, 4.7% of long-stay residents have depressive symptoms. In this case a lower percentage is better. 57.8% 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. Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale was rated 2 stars. 1.6% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury with 13.3% of long-stay residents receiving anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication.
7.3% of long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication and 0.4% were physically restrained. 1.7% of short-stay residents newly received an antipsychotic medication. 0.4% of skilled nursing facility residents experienced one or more falls with major injury during their stay.
Resident Status – 4 Stars
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale 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.
6.0% of long-stay residents lose too much weight and 7.2% of residents have a worsening of their ability to move independently. 10.2% have an increase in need for help with daily activities and 0.1% are on catheters.
62.6% 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 Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale 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 December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022, New York State received 40 complaints at this facility which accounts for 15 complaints per 100 occupied beds. This is much lower than the statewide average of 49.6.
Facility reported complaints represented 10% of the incidents that are required to be reported to the Department of Health, which is much lower than the statewide average of 51%. 15 complaint-related inspections were completed by the Department of Health during this period resulting in 5 complaint-related citations. This represents 1.9 citations per 100 occupied beds, which is lower than the state average of 2.5.
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale Citations
From December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022, this facility received 10 standard health citations, which is lower than the statewide average of 14. There were 2 life safety code citations and 1 citation related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy. Between these dates, Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Uniondale was assessed a total of $36,000 in fines.
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 to one of your family members. Any complaints may be submitted online or made by phone:
- 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 via a web-based Incident Report Form in the Health Commerce System.
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