Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Neither this nursing home's overall score nor its category grades gave us many positives to write about. This place's best category was inspections, but even here we gave it a grade of just D. This is a very poor score. Inspection ratings weigh many items on the nursing home's inspection reports. When you find too many deficiencies on the inspection reports, this is generally a bad sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This particular facility had 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they created a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. Nursing ratings are mostly based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another concern was the F this facility received in the category of short-term care. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is more often than not a meaningful assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. With a grade of this caliber for this category, we weren't shocked to learn that this place was below average in multiple staffing figures we assess. The facility supplied significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is a very poor grade. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care likely don't provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes offer. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 55.06536 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.6% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 91.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to residents' health.
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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