Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter is a nursing home in Dunkirk, New York, a city with a total of 15,072 people. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's report card was its exemplary inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a positive score in long-term care. This nursing home earned a grade of B in this category, which happens to be one of our better grades. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.2 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only earned a D for its short-term care rating, which is well below average in this category. Short-term care grades are generally used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation To have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. We found that this place was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Turning to our fourth area, this facility did not fare very well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this was this nursing home's weakest grade. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents that have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 13.2% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 91.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Ceneter, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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