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Elderwood at Cheektowaga

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Elderwood at Cheektowaga's website

225 Bennett Road,
Buffalo NY 14227

(716) 681-9480

74.06% estimated occupancy 1

Elderwood at Cheektowaga is located in Buffalo, New York. This city is one of the most populated cities in the country with has 564,824 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some respectable marks. We wanted to point out that Buffalo received a city grade of B, so you may wish to consider other options in the city as well. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility received its next best category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Our short-term care scores are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident at least once a day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we assessed is long-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes offer. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated a relatively low 41.895264 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Elderwood at Cheektowaga Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

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

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term care patients that were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 13.6% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 91.89% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 14.66% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 18.82% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 8.77 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 74.71% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

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

Looking for more options? Buffalo, New York has 19 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Western Ny Childrens Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric 4.31 miles away1010 East & West Road Buffalo New York 14224Government - State(716) 677-7000
  • Mercy Hospital of BuffaloAcute Care Hospitals 4.33 miles away565 Abbott Road Buffalo New York 14220Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 826-7000
  • Erie County Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.85 miles away462 Grider Street Buffalo New York 14215Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 898-3936
  • Sisters of Charity HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.82 miles away2157 Main Street Buffalo New York 14214Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 862-1000
  • Kaleida HealthAcute Care Hospitals 5.93 miles away100 High Street Buffalo New York 14210Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 859-8620
  • Kenmore Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.98 miles away2950 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14217Voluntary non-profit - Church(716) 447-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Us Renal Care Cheektowaga Dialysis0.23 miles away2875 Union Road, Suite 13 C/D Buffalo New York 14227CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 684-0276
  • Davita Renal Care of Buffalo4.19 miles away550 Orchard Park Road Buffalo New York 14224CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 677-0089
  • Davita Cleve Hill Dialysis Center4.6 miles away1461 Kensington Avenue Buffalo New York 14215CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 831-8892
  • Erie County Medical Center4.87 miles away462 Grider Street Dialysis Unit Buffalo New York 14215Dialysis Stations: 36 (716) 898-1400
  • Pure Life Renal of Buffalo Inc.5.47 miles away6010 Main Street Buffalo New York 14221Dialysis Stations: 25 (716) 631-4700
  • Davita Buffalo Downtown Dialysis6.14 miles away520 Ellicott St Suite 100 Buffalo New York 14203Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 845-5101
  • Us Renal Care West Cheektowaga6.56 miles away2861 Harlem Road Buffalo New York 14225CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (716) 891-7429
  • Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo6.59 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 818 Ellicott Street Buffalo New York 14203Dialysis Stations: 4 (716) 323-1765