Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: Data Analysis and Ratings

CMS Five Star Rating(1 out of 5):

 1501 ROUTE 26 SOUTH, VESTAL, NY 13850

  607-754-4105

Data date: August 01, 2022

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The Most Important Data about Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

We've looked at a lot of nursing homes, this is what we think you need to see first and if you don't want to spend a lot of time. (It's the tl;dr section.)

There is no indication of abuse occuring at Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. (CMS flags facilities where abuse has either happened or is very likely.)

CMS 5-Star Overall Rating: (1 out of 5):
(The national average overall star rating is 3 stars.)

Current Trend: Worsening

Total Nursing Hours Spent Per Resident Per Day: 4.00
(The national average is 3.77 )

According to our analysis, Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is ranked #14 out of 18 skilled nursing homes within a 25 mile radius. See detailed information from recent inspection reports, nursing hours analysis, surverys, and information on owners and operators. Click here to view the ranked list of nursing homes near Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

What is this page all about?

Below is everything shred of information that we can find about Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, along with our best effort to make sense of the data. Our purpose here is to help you to make good decisions when picking a nursing home and to keep you informed once you have chosen a home. We know from personal experience that choosing a nursing home is not something you do once and then you forget about it. In fact, it gets worse. Once you select a nursing home and get through the initial steps of figuring out how to pay for it, then the real worries start. Are they taking good care of me or my loved one? This is the question that will keep you up at night: Can I really trust these people? We wish we could answer this question, we can't. What he can do is churn through the tons of data and try and help you to make sense of it. We hope it helps.

General Data Card

These are the basic data points for the facility.

Data date: August 01, 2022

Address: 1501 ROUTE 26 SOUTH,

VESTAL, NY 13850

Phone: 607-754-4105

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Ranking: Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is ranked #9 out of 10 facilities within a 10 mile radius and #14 out of 18 facilities within a 25 mile radius.

Medicare Provider Number: 335226

Participating in Medicare Since: June 30, 1967

No. of Certified Beds: 160

No. of Residents: 151

Occupancy: 94.38 % (as of 09/04/2022 )

Amount fined in recent period: $0.00

Complaints filed: 14

Review of Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Ratings and Inspection Scores

CMS regularly inspects every skilled nursing facility. (The timing is supposed to be annually, but since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, these inspections have not occured as frequently.) The results of the multi-day inspection is reduced to a series of scores which are then translated into the star ratings. The health inspection scores are an absolute value, so you can compare one facility's score directly to another. The Overall Star rating is based on the facility's performance as compared to other facilities in the same state, so you cannot easily compare one facility's Overall star rating to a facility in another state.

Ratings

Overall Rating 1:
Health Inspection Rating 1:
Quality Rating 2:
Staffing Rating 3:

Inspection Scores

Cycle 1 Score (as of April 04, 2022) 48
Cycle 2 Score (as of August 22, 2019) 48
Cycle 3 Score (as of March 20, 2018) 32
Weighted All Cycles Score 45

It has been 3 months since the most recent inspection.

What Goes Into the Nursing Home's 5-Star Rating

CMS has put a lot of effort into creating its very elaborate 5-Star Quality Rating System specifically to provide a quick way for residents and family members to easily understand how well a nursing home is performing and to make comparing nursing homes easier. The rating system allows people to easily compare facilities across numerous dimensions with the express purpose of identifying the best and best performing nursing homes. The rating system was initially developed in 2008 and the methodologies are regularly reviewed and updated.

The rating system has five separate ratings including:

  • Overall rating
  • Health Inspection rating
  • Staff rating
  • RN Staffing rating
  • Quality Measures rating

Nursing homes are rated from 1-star to 5-stars with 1-star being the best rating and 5-star being the best rating. For the Health Inspection Rating the nursing homes in each state are ranked based on their weighted three year inspection score. The top 10 percent of nursing homes (those with the lowest scores) are awarded a 5-star rating; the bottom 20 percent (those with the highest scores) are awarded a 1-star rating. In between 1-star and 5-star, the remaining homes are divided equally into three tranches which correspond with the stars 2 to 4. The staff ratings and quality measure ratings follow a similar process but the divisions are based on a national ranking. The division between star ratings is called the “cut-rate”. Cut-rates are redefined periodically and are published by CMS. See the latest cut rates on this table.

Calculating the Overall Star Rating is done differently. According to CMS, the reason for adopting a different system is to give the Health Inspection Rating higher weight in the Overall Rating. So, since there are FIVE ratings and FIVE stars for each rating, there must also be a FIVE step process to calculate the Overall Rating (so symetrical!) :

  1. Begin with the Health Inspection Rating
  2. Add one star to the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is at least four-stars and is higher than the Health Inspection Rating. (We will call this the "Adjusted Rating".)
  3. Subtract one star from the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is one-star.
  4. Add a star to the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 5-stars.
  5. Subtract one star from the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 1-star.

Throughout the calculation of the Overall Rating, the rating cannot exceed 5-stars. The Overall Rating is capped at 2-stars if the Health Inspection rating is 1-star. No Overall Rating is awarded if the nursing home does not have a Health Inspection Rating (This effectively means that a nursing home is not rated until the home has been operating for more than two years.)

Changes in a nursing homes star rating can be due to the results of a new health inspection report, the processing of new complaints, the aging of older complaints, a new inspection control survey, a revisit, or the resolution of disputes that change the scope and or severity of deficiencies.

Owner and Operator Information for Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Our database of owners and operators shows all directo owners of the nursing nurse, any managers and directors, and the most adjacent indirect owners of the facility (that is, if the direct owner is company, then the owners of that company.) Lists of nursing home owners are available and you can search for nursing home owners and operators on our site.

Business Entity Name:

VRNC LLC

Owners:

Managers and Directors:

Analysis of Nursing Hours Spent Per Patient

CMS provides detailed information about how long nursing staff spends with residents. This data includes nursing subcategories of Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and non-nursing Certified Nursing Assistants. More hours spend per patient should can indicate a better facility or it could indicate more complicated situations.

The nursing staff of Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center spends MORE time on average with its residents than the state average for total nursing homes spent per resident and MORE time than the national average for total nursing homes spent per resident.

Type Facility State / National Avg
Registered Nurse (RN)
Hours 0.56 0.70 / 0.68
Case Mix 0.41 0.48 / 0.39
Adjusted 0.55 NA / NA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Hours 0.89 0.77 / 0.89
Case Mix 0.77 NA / NA
Adjusted 0.85 NA / NA
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
Hours 2.55 2.05 / 2.20
Case Mix 2.01 NA / NA
Adjusted 2.59 NA / NA
Total Licensed Staff
Hours 1.45 1.48 / 1.57
Physical Therapist (PT)
Hours 0.09 0.12 / 0.07
Total Nursing Homes Spent per Resident on Average
Hours 4.00 3.53 / 3.77
Case Mix 3.18 3.43 / 3.17
Adjusted 3.99 NA / NA

Quality Measures

Quality measures are based both on patient survey information and on the results of actual claims that are filed with CMS. It is not clear what period is covered in the measures.

Desc. Perc. State Avg. / Comparison
Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 24.3% 19.0%
Worse
Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 7.7% 8.8%
Better
Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days 1.3% 1.3%
Worse
Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 long-stay resident days 1.2% 0.6%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 28.1% 14.8%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 10.8% 6.2%
Worse
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 42.2% 53.4%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 2.6% 1.1%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 3.0% 2.1%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 0.0% 13.2%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0.0% 0.2%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 4.5% 3.0%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 81.8% 90.0%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 19.5% 11.6%
Worse
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 63.6% 71.6%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 2.5% 1.5%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 34.4% 17.4%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 17.5% 13.3%
Worse
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 9.4% 9.6%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 95.4% 96.0%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 73.7% 75.0%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 55.7% 75.9%
Better

Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Complaints and Fines

These are complaints and fines that are reported by CMS. Some of the data is not very recent, but we have decided to include it here so that you have as much information as possible.

Amount fined in recent period: $0.00, Complaints filed: 14

Deficiency Deficiency Date / Date Corrected
Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
(Fire Safety)
03-16-2018 / 05-11-2018
Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
(Fire Safety)
03-16-2018 / 05-11-2018
Install an approved automatic sprinkler system.
(Fire Safety)
03-16-2018 / 05-11-2018
Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
(Fire Safety)
03-16-2018 / 05-11-2018
Respond appropriately to all alleged violations.
(Health)
03-20-2018 / 05-18-2018
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
(Health)
03-20-2018 / 05-18-2018
Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
(Health)
03-20-2018 / 05-18-2018
Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
(Health)
03-20-2018 / 05-18-2018
Provide the appropriate treatment and services to a resident who displays or is diagnosed with mental disorder or psychosocial adjustment difficulty, or who has a history of trauma and/or post-traumatic stress disorder.
(Health)
03-20-2018 / 05-18-2018
Ensure each resident?s drug regimen must be free from unnecessary drugs.
(Health)
03-20-2018 / 05-18-2018
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
(Health)
03-20-2018 / 05-18-2018
Ensure that each resident is free from the use of physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
(Health)
08-22-2019 / 10-05-2019
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment.
(Health)
08-22-2019 / 10-05-2019
Ensure residents do not lose the ability to perform activities of daily living unless there is a medical reason.
(Health)
08-22-2019 / 10-05-2019
Assist a resident in gaining access to vision and hearing services.
(Health)
08-22-2019 / 10-05-2019
Ensure food and drink is palatable, attractive, and at a safe and appetizing temperature.
(Health)
08-22-2019 / 10-05-2019
Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
(Health)
08-22-2019 / 10-05-2019
Install a fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
(Fire Safety)
08-27-2019 / 10-05-2019
Ensure that testing and maintenance of electrical equipment is performed.
(Fire Safety)
08-27-2019 / 10-05-2019
Provide for the safe, appropriate administration of IV fluids for a resident when needed.
(Health)
08-29-2020 / 10-19-2020
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
(Health)
11-16-2020 / 01-01-2021
Ensure that nurses and nurse aides have the appropriate competencies to care for every resident in a way that maximizes each resident's well being.
(Health)
11-16-2020 / 01-01-2021
Provide appropriate colostomy, urostomy, or ileostomy care/services for a resident who requires such services.
(Health)
03-11-2021 / 04-30-2021
Provide timely notification to the resident, and if applicable to the resident representative and ombudsman, before transfer or discharge, including appeal rights.
(Health)
03-24-2021 / 05-14-2021
Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined clinically appropriate.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Respond appropriately to all alleged violations.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Provide appropriate care for a resident to maintain and/or improve range of motion (ROM), limited ROM and/or mobility, unless a decline is for a medical reason.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Try different approaches before using a bed rail. If a bed rail is needed, the facility must (1) assess a resident for safety risk; (2) review these risks and benefits with the resident/representative; (3) get informed consent; and (4) Correctly install and maintain the bed rail.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies and develop corrective plans of action.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Honor the resident's right to and the facility must promote and facilitate resident self-determination through support of resident choice.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Notify each resident of certain balances and convey resident funds upon discharge, eviction, or death.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
(Health)
04-04-2022 / 05-18-2022
Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
(Fire Safety)
04-04-2022 / 05-06-2022
Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
(Fire Safety)
04-04-2022 / 05-06-2022

Detailed Analysis Pages:

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CMS Five Star Ratings and Quality Measures for Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Five different rating results plus detailed inspection numbers and quality measures for Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Covid Infections at Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

This report is updated weekly and shows new and historical infection levels.

Nursing Hours Analysis for Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

How long a nurse spends with a resident can be an important factor in their recovery. This page shows the average nursing hours spent per resident for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, PTs and all licensed staff.

Ownership Details for Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

A list of all of the registered owners for Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. This includes direct and indirect owners and managers.

Noted Deficiencies for Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

A list of all of the deficiencies for the facility. This includes a description, type of deficiency, incident date and when the facility reports that the incident was corrected.

Comparison Ranking of Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities

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