Buffalo Center is a large nursing home located in Buffalo, New York. We gave this facility an alarming overall grade based on the data we assessed. Based on our assessment, you would be better off to steer clear of this facility. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually received one respectable category score for inspections, which you can read more about below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Unfortunately, this ended up being one of its better grades. Our nursing score is primarily tied to a facility's nurse staffing. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this nursing home was awarded a grade of just D in that category. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility gave the vaccine to a relatively low 76.8 percent of its patients, which is several points lower than we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this facility really did not fare very well here either. With a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.1 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buffalo Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buffalo Center , 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buffalo Center , 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buffalo Center , 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who experienced UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buffalo Center , 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buffalo Center , 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buffalo Center , 13.75% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buffalo Center , 90.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buffalo Center , 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buffalo Center , 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Buffalo Center , 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buffalo Center , 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buffalo Center , 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buffalo Center , 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Buffalo, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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