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Elderwood at Amherst

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Elderwood at Amherst's website

4459 Bailey Ave,
Buffalo NY 14226

(716) 835-2543

88.69% estimated occupancy 1

Elderwood at Amherst is in Buffalo, New York, which is among the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the country. This is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid grade. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a strong facility overall, this place really excelled in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A-. Few facilities fared better in this area. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another quality feature for this facility is that it received an above average long-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category score. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 65.26316 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly less than we expected but still a decent figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave it one of our higher grades in that category, with a score of B. In determining our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This area is more often than not a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home was awarded a decent nursing grade of B-. When determining a facility's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is well below average. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this area.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Elderwood at Amherst Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Amherst, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood at Amherst, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Amherst, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Amherst, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood at Amherst, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Amherst, 13.2% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Elderwood at Amherst, 91.26% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood at Amherst, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Amherst, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood at Amherst, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Amherst, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood at Amherst, 8.8 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Amherst, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Scores for Buffalo, NY

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita Suburban Dialysis2.8 miles away705 Maple Road Suite 600 Buffalo New York 14221CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (716) 630-6640
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  • Fms-Kenmore Artificial Kidney Center3.31 miles away1508 Sheridan Drive Buffalo New York 14217CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (716) 871-9988
  • Erie County Medical Center3.72 miles away462 Grider Street Dialysis Unit Buffalo New York 14215Dialysis Stations: 36 (716) 898-1400
  • Liberty Rc, Inc.4.07 miles away699 Hertel Ave Buffalo New York 14207Dialysis Stations: 17 (716) 871-4172