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. 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.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Buffalo Center 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
- 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
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.
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. 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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Long-term Care Quality
Another concern was the F this facility received in the category of long-term care. Nursing homes that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 54.48718 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is quite a bit lower than average. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is short-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this area. Our short-term care grade is often employed to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this place offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who 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 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buffalo Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buffalo Center , 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buffalo Center , 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buffalo Center , 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buffalo Center , 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buffalo Center , 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buffalo Center , 13.2% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buffalo Center , 91.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buffalo Center , 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buffalo Center , 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Buffalo Center , 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buffalo Center , 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buffalo Center , 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buffalo Center , 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who experienced 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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