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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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3391 N Buffalo Drive,
Las Vegas NV 89129

(702) 285-3029

Caremeridian-Buffalo is located in the large metropolitan area of Las Vegas, Nevada with a total of 1,417,793 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall score of A-, which is an elite grade. In fact, it turned out to be ranked among the three highest graded facilities in Las Vegas. As far as we can see, this nursing home ought to be a great choice for most people. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling


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Best Nursing Home in Nevada Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Nevada Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Nevada Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this proved to be its best category. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident more frequently.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this facility also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our third category, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 60.60606 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be slightly below what we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this facility 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final category we graded, this nursing home was given a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home completed a very impressive report card. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Caremeridian-Buffalo Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Caremeridian-Buffalo, 9.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Caremeridian-Buffalo, 1.97% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Caremeridian-Buffalo, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Caremeridian-Buffalo, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Caremeridian-Buffalo, 17.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Caremeridian-Buffalo, 2.99% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Caremeridian-Buffalo, 76.92% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Scores for Las Vegas, NV

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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