Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in The Villages, Florida. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. This proved to be the highest rated facility in The Villages. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a top-shelf short-term care score. Indeed, this is this nursing home's second most impressive category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our short-term care grade is generally used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final category we assessed was nursing, in which this facility was given a grade of B. This actually was this nursing home's least impressive category. A nursing home is doing something right when their poorest grade still is better than most other nursing homes. Our nursing score weighs numerous data points. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.
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, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 94.61% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is 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, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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