Cayuga Ridge Extended Care is one of four facilities located in Ithaca, New York. Sporting an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. Ithaca received a city grade of B-, so there are other options in the city worth considering. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Cayuga Ridge Extended Care
- Nursing Home
- 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 Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this place a good overall grade, we actually gave it a relatively strong grade in the area of inspections, where it received a B+. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more favorable category grades came in the category of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this area. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing score assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This facility averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care, where this facility received a poor score here also. It received an abysmal F for this category, which is obviously a major concern. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. After we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated just 86.36364 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cayuga Ridge Extended Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term patients that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term residents that had a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 13.6% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 91.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Ithaca, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Ithaca, New York has 3 other nursing homes
- Cayuga Medical Center at IthacaAcute Care Hospitals 0.45 miles away101 Dates Drive Ithaca New York 14850Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 274-4401
- Schuyler Hospital, IncCritical Access Hospitals 18.3 miles away220 Steuben Street Montour Falls New York 14865Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 530-7121
- Davita Ithaca Dialysis Center0.81 miles away201 Dates Drive Suite 206 Ithaca New York 14850Dialysis Stations: 12 (607) 272-1693
- Davita Schuyler Dialysis18.17 miles away220 Steuben Street Montour Falls New York 14865Dialysis Stations: 4 (607) 210-1997
- St. Joseph's - Cortland19.26 miles away3993 West Road Cortland New York 13045CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (607) 662-0140