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 B. A score in this range requires solid marks in most areas. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Buffalo. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Elderwood at Cheektowaga
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility also received first-rate health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our best grades in that category, with an A+. Our inspection scores are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's quality category scores came in the area of long-term care. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 44.713654 percent of its patients, which is a few points below what we expected. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable category ended up being its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Switching gears to our next area, we gave this nursing home a D for nursing. This is the nursing home's worst category rating. Unfortunately, this grade pulled down the nursing home's overall profile to some degree. When computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. While this facility did not excel in nursing hours, it actually surprised us in a few of the quality-based metrics in the nursing category, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed better than average in this metric, which was one redeeming quality we found in this area.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elderwood at Cheektowaga Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 13.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 1.54% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 5.32% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 13.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 21.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 0.23% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 70.23% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 25.5% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 32.24% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 32.24% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 6.73% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderwood at Cheektowaga, 61.8% 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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