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Buena Vida Continuing Care in Brooklyn, NY

Buena Vida Continuing Care is a larger-sized nursing home facility in Brooklyn, New York (Kings county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Buena Vida Continuing Care includes: Pricing, Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.

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They have 240 beds and 220 residents (which would leave 20 beds available). Buena Vida Continuing Care participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a Non profit - Corporation ownership. They offer both family and residential councils. They are not located inside a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.


Buena Vida Continuing Care received an overall rating from CMS of 5 stars compared to the NY average of 3.41 and a National average of 3.31. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We encourage you to leave one of your own if you are familiar with their services. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior and nursing care questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.

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Nursing Home:
Buena Vida Continuing Care
Business Name:
Buena Vida Corporation
CMS ID:
335826
Street Address:
48 CEDAR STREET
City:
Brooklyn
State:
New York
Zip Code:
11221
CMS Rating:
5 star overall rating
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
Non profit - Corporation
In a Hospital:
No
Councils:
Both Family And Residential Councils
Special Focus:
No
Continuing Care:
No

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They are located at the following address: 48 Cedar Street in Brooklyn New York 11221.
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They can be reached by phone at (718) 455-6200.
Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

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The average length of stay at Buena Vida Continuing Care is approximately 27.4 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).

According to our latest records from CMS, the average daily amount billed by Buena Vida Continuing Care to Medicare is $622.97 per day (compared to a New York average of $694.45) and Medicare reimbursed them an average of $553.06 per day (after any deductible and coinsurance).

It is worth mentioning that Medicare pays for what they deem as 'medically necessary' skilled nursing care. You can learn more Here.

Please note that the pricing above is the average billed to Medicare. Each person and case is unique. (Supplemental Insurance / Medicare Advantage Plans, single or double rooms, etc). If you are interested in this facility you should contact Buena Vida Continuing Care directly for exact pricing and what options are available for you or your loved one's personal care needs.

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The average age at Buena Vida Continuing Care is approximately 76 years old.


The last time this data was collected they cared for at least 40 men and 79 women in a one year period that received Medicare benefits. This number fluctuates with each new resident.


Percentage of patients at Buena Vida Continuing Care with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
12.605%
Alzheimer's
46.218%
Asthma
22.689%
Cancer
10.084%
CHF
59.664%
COPD
15.966%
Depression
41.176%
Diabetes
63.866%
Hyperlipidemia
74.79%
IHD
73.95%
Osteoporosis
15.126%
RA or OA
59.664%
Schizophrenia
10.084%
Stroke
23.529%

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Medicare and Medicaid participation for Buena Vida Continuing Care (previously: Buena Vida Continuing Care & Rehab Center) began on Mar 09, 2001.


Services Provided by Buena Vida Continuing Care include:
Dental Care, Dietary, Housekeeping, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician, Physician Extender, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Social Services, Therapeutic Qualified Activities

Ownership Changes: 0
Medicaid ID: 02144049
Financial Year End: 12-31
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES
CMS Regional Office: New York
Area: Urban
Dually Certified Beds: 240

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Buena Vida Continuing Care provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
25.8 minutes
LPN / LVN
46.8 minutes
CNA
133.8 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.22 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 1.92 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Buena Vida Continuing Care. Read how FTE is defined.

Administration
9.73
CNAs
109.78
Dentists
0.09
Dietitians
1.5
Food Service
21.84
Housekeeping
23.02
LPN / LVN
31.1
Medical Director
0.43
Nurse Admin
6.61
Nursing Director
1
Occ. Therapist
1
OT Assistant
2.9
Other Staff
9.54
Pharmacist
0.03
Physical Therapist
3.1
Physician
1
Physician Ext.
2
Podiatrist
0.03
PT Assistant
1.8
Qualified Activities
2.3
RNs
15.22
Social Services
0.73
Social Worker
2
Speech Pathology
0.86
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 5 stars 5 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 4 stars 4 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 3 stars 3 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 5 stars 5 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 3 stars 3 star rn staff rating


Compare these ratings with one of the highest rated nursing homes in Brooklyn:
Schulman And Schachne Inst For Nursing & Rehab


Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Buena Vida Continuing Care in BROOKLYN, New York has 240 beds compared to the New York average of 185.40 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had 220 residents compared to the NY average of 158.78 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 91.67% occupancy rate compared to the New York average of 85.64% and a national average of 81.38%.


Buena Vida Continuing Care's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    5 stars compared to the NY average of 3.41 and a National average of 3.31.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NY average of 2.82 and a National average of 2.78.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    3 stars compared to the NY average of 2.58 and a National average of 2.89.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    5 stars compared to the NY average of 4.37 and a National average of 3.95.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    3 stars compared to the NY average of 2.87 and a National average of 3.05.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 4 for Buena Vida Continuing Care versus the NY average of 3.21 and a national average of 3.20.

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Number of Residents:
BUENA VIDA CONTINUING CARE 220 vs. NY 158.78 vs. National 88.66
Number of Beds:
BUENA VIDA CONTINUING CARE 240 vs. NY 185.40 vs. National 106.41
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
BUENA VIDA CONTINUING CARE 4 vs. NY 3.21 vs. National 2.99
CMS Overall Rating:
BUENA VIDA CONTINUING CARE 5 vs. NY 3.41 vs. National 3.04
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