BUENA VIDA CONTINUING CARE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Buena Vida Continuing Care. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

BUENA VIDA CONTINUING CARE
48 CEDAR STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11221
(718) 455-6200

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

93%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 223
  • Certified Beds: 240

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Very High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Buena Vida Continuing Care. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-161.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-107.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-512.9%
Total Percent:21.8%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-165.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-108.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-514.7%
Total Percent:28.7%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-162.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-101.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-54.3%
Total Percent:9.0%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-166.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-105.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-54.6%
Total Percent:16.8%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Tracheostomy care or ventilator/respirator
3.6%
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Isolation for active infectious disease
0.06%
Total Percent:3.6%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.3%
Total Percent:0.3%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Signs of depression
0.6%
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
7.4%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Signs of depression
0.1%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
3.2%
Total Percent:12.0%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
4.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
3.0%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.6%
Total Percent:7.9%
 

Rating Details For Buena Vida Continuing Care

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours36 Minutes1 Hour and 5 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours49 Minutes41 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 55 Minutes2 Hours and 31 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 26 Minutes1 Hour and 46 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 20 Minutes4 Hours and 16 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for New York are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityNew York Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%93%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased5%14%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores15%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious3%14%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight9%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-4%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder45%53%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores5%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse7%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection8%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder2%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair1%3%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%87%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season86%87%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain10%16%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores14%15%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 12/08/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Make Sure That Nurse Aides Show They Have the Skills to Be Able to Care for Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010

Environmental

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have 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.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/21/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/16/2008

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Make Sure That Residents Are Safe from Serious Medication Errors.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 12/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/20/2011

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/14/2008
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/21/2008
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 12/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/01/2011

Resident Assessment

Make Sure That Doctors See a Resident's Plan of Care at Every Visit and Make Notes About Progress and Orders in Writing.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/21/2008

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Buena Vida Continuing Care, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/17/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/17/2009

Resident Rights

Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/07/2008

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Buena Vida Continuing Care had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 12/08/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/18/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/07/2008
Signs That State That Exit Doors Are to Be Kept Closed.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/09/2008

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/03/2009

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/28/2008

Illumination and Emergency Power

Proper Backup Exit Lighting.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/07/2008
Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/14/2008
Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2010

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/01/2008

Vertical Openings

Proper Stairway Enclosures and Vertical Shafts.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/17/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; New York State Department of Health - Retrieved 2011