Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in The Villages, Florida. Featuring an overall grade of D, this is a lower end facility. As far as we can see, we'd struggle to recommend this facility. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
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Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in The Villages, Florida Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in The Villages, Florida Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in The Villages, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B- for our nursing rating. This grade is more respectable than the facility's overall rating. The nursing score considers numerous subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This place provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a low total compared with most other facilities. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable area turned out to be short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third best category was long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this category. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. Our long-term care scores are more important for individuals needing more conventional assistance associated with personal care. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this nursing home received a horrible grade. We weight this category more heavily than other categories. When a place has this bad of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This nursing home had a deficiency on its inspection report. We were relieved to find that it was not in a category that suggests that it caused a threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.23% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents who have had a UTI. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 5.37% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 98.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 22.34% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 22.34% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.2% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 80.77% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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