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Sprain Brook Quality Care Alert

QUALITY CARE ALERT AT SPRAIN BROOK MANOR

DID YOU KNOW ...

  • According to the most recently available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), for the period January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015, the percentage of Sprain Brook Manor Rehab’s long-stay high risk residents with pressure ulcers (22.67%) was approximately triple the averages for Westchester County (7.44%), New York State (7.53%), and the United States (5.91%).1
  • According to the most recently available data from CMS, for the period January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015, the percentage of Sprain Brook Manor Rehab’s long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection (23.77%) was more than quadruple the averages for Westchester County (5.55%), New York State (4.87%), and the United States (5.10%).2
  • Owners Allen “Ari” Stein, Lazar Strulovitch and Leopold Schwimmer completed their purchase of Sprain Brook Manor Rehab in 2012. In 2013, they withdrew more than $3 million in equity from the nursing home.3 As of August 2014 they had a collective net worth of over $33 million."4

Sprain Brook Manor Rehab caregivers are taking a stand for quality care.

These rates are unacceptable. We, the nursing home’s caregivers, believe that poor outcomes like pressure sores and UTIs are tied to high turnover of staff. Our working conditions create a revolving door of inexperienced staff who do their best to provide care under difficult circumstances. We have tried to negotiate for many years for the conditions that would stabilize turnover and allow for continuity of care for our residents.

We need your help.

We believe management must make quality care, not profit, the top priority. As caregivers we stand by our residents. If we work with community members equally concerned about quality care, we can push for change. Join us in demanding the care our elders and people with disabilities deserve and fair working conditions for those that care for them.

Sources:

1. Based on three-quarter averages for nursing homes reporting data to CMS Nursing Home Compare, applicable to high-risk long-stay residents; data collection period covers the first, second, and third quarters of 2015. Current as of CMS Nursing Home Compare filedate March 1, 2016.

2. Based on three-quarter averages for nursing homes reporting data to CMS Nursing Home Compare, applicable to long-stay residents; data collection period covers the first, second, and third quarters of 2015. Current as of CMS Nursing Home Compare filedate March 1, 2016.

3. RHCF-4 Cost Reports, FY 2013.

4. Public Health and Health Planning Council, Project #142090, BFA Attachment B, reviewed December 4, 2014

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