BERKSHIRE NURSING AND REHAB

Nursing Home Inspector

10 BERKSHIRE ROAD
WEST BABYLON, NY 11704
Suffolk County
Phone: 631-587-0600
Provider Number: 335083
Last Inspection: 08/10/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 175
Number of Residents: 161
Beds Available: 14
Percent Occupancy: 92%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Resident
Ownership: For profit - Corporation
Within Hospital?: NO

About State Inspection Deficiencies

Nursing Homes that are Medicare and/or Medicaid certified are licensed by the state and are required to comply with rigid standards enforced by regular facility inspections and extensive evaluations.

The state inspection deficiencies provided here are accounts reported by state inspectors of every discrepancy found where the home failed to meet the minimum standards set forth by state and federal regulations. If a home does not show any deficiencies, it has met the minimum standards required.

Please note: Findings in these inspections do not present a complete picture of the quality of care provided. Information in this database should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources, as well as a visit to the nursing home.


Deficiency Ratings

Our nursing home inspector tool compares the severity of deficiences rather than the number of deficiences. We calculate the severity of each deficiency using the formula:

Severity Rating = Scope + Level of Harm.

Deficiency Rating= Sum of ALL Severity Ratings

Severity Scope Level of Harm
2 1-Isolated 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 2-Pattern 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 1-Isolated 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 3-Widespread 1-Potential for minimal harm
4 2-Pattern 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 1-Isolated 3-Actual harm
5 3-Widespread 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
5 2-Pattern 3-Actual harm
5 1-Isolated 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
6 3-Widespread 3-Actual harm
6 2-Pattern 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
7 3-Widespread 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety

Deficiency Ratings
By Region

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

10

Facility
12

County
14

NY
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

10

2017
23

2016
12

2015

Medicare Ratings

Overall Rating: Overall Rating
Health Rating: Health Rating
Staff Rating: Staff Rating
Quality Rating: Quality Rating

 

Details by Inspection Date

8/10/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/4/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/4/2017
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/4/2017
 

7/7/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/26/2016
 
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/26/2016
 
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/26/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/26/2016
 
Failed To: Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/26/2016
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/26/2016
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Potential 3 8/26/2016
 

7/21/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/10/2015
 
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Pattern : Potential 3 8/10/2015
 
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/10/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/10/2015
 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

No Complaint Deficiencies Reported

About The Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg NY State Avg
Number of Residents 161 181.19 167.28
Registered Nurses 0.73 0.81 0.74
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.71 0.81 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.03 2.28 2.30
Total Staff Hours 3.47 3.90 3.88

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% NY State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 5 5 6
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 99 98 95
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 98 98 96
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 2 3 2
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 3 8 8
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 8 6 6
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 20 19 15
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 17 11 13
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 4 1 3
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 8 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 6 14 16
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 14 10 13
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 2 1 1
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 7 3 3
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 56 56 50
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 76 90 81
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 9 9 9
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 79 70 68
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 3 1 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 11 5 9
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 78 90 82
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 28 21 21
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 21 52 48
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 1 0 0