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Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility's website

445 Tremont Street,
North Tonawanda NY 14120

(716) 694-4500

93.87% estimated occupancy 1

Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility is an average-sized hospital-based nursing home located in North Tonawanda, New York. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective patients. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care

Awards

Best Nursing Home in North Tonawanda, New York badge

Best Nursing Home in North Tonawanda, New York Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly perfect. Inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home received a strong short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. In our short-term care assessment, we try to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a resident more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we analyzed was this facility's poorest category. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- in long-term care. With our long-term care category, we focus more on the amount of care provided by a nursing home, as well as some qualitative measures. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 96.888885 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.2% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 91.26% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 8.8 Percentage 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 a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Degraff Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Sisters of Charity HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.78 miles away2157 Main Street Buffalo New York 14214Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 862-1000
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  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.47 miles away621 Tenth Street Niagara Falls New York 14302Voluntary non-profit - Other(716) 278-4000
  • Mount St Mary's Hospital and Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.22 miles away5300 Military Road Lewiston New York 14092Voluntary non-profit - Church(716) 297-4800
  • Mercy Hospital of BuffaloAcute Care Hospitals 12.65 miles away565 Abbott Road Buffalo New York 14220Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 826-7000
  • Eastern Niagara HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.25 miles away521 East Avenue Lockport New York 14094Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 514-5700

Nearby Dialysis

  • Us Renal Care Tonawanda Dialysis2.1 miles away3161 Eggert Road Tonawanda New York 14150CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 832-0159
  • Davita Northtowns Dialysis Center2.3 miles away4041 Delaware Avenue Ste 150 Tonawanda New York 14150CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (716) 871-8103
  • Us Renal Care Amherst Dialysis3.57 miles away2880, Sheridan Dr Tonawanda New York 14150Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 541-9165
  • Fms-Kenmore Artificial Kidney Center4.75 miles away1508 Sheridan Drive Buffalo New York 14217CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (716) 871-9988
  • Liberty Rc, Inc.5.61 miles away699 Hertel Ave Buffalo New York 14207Dialysis Stations: 17 (716) 871-4172
  • Davita Suburban Dialysis5.65 miles away705 Maple Road Suite 600 Buffalo New York 14221CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (716) 630-6640
  • Davita Cleve Hill Dialysis Center6.54 miles away1461 Kensington Avenue Buffalo New York 14215CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 831-8892
  • Erie County Medical Center7.19 miles away462 Grider Street Dialysis Unit Buffalo New York 14215Dialysis Stations: 36 (716) 898-1400