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Elderwood at Lancaster

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Elderwood at Lancaster's website

1818 Como Park Blvd,
Lancaster NY 14086

(716) 683-6165

92.5% estimated occupancy 1

Elderwood at Lancaster is a nursing home in Lancaster, New York, a city with a population of 31,847 people. This facility is ranked among the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. It was given one of the highest grades we offer. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 100 best nursing homes in New York. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of elite facilities. This nursing home also received phenomenal ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

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

Awards

Top Nursing Home in New York badge

Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Among its many high-end scores, this facility was given an excellent short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. With our short-term care category, we attempt to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.17013 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The next area we graded proved to be this facility's weakest area. However, even its lowest point would actually be a highlight for most facilities. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B for nursing. The nursing grade weighs several subcategories. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 country 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 employing a system of turning a resident more frequently.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Elderwood at Lancaster Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

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

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

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

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that had falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

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

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

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

This measures the percent of long-term care patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 13.2% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 91.26% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

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

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 8.8 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Western Ny Childrens Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric 5.74 miles away1010 East & West Road Buffalo New York 14224Government - State(716) 677-7000
  • Mercy Hospital of BuffaloAcute Care Hospitals 7.14 miles away565 Abbott Road Buffalo New York 14220Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 826-7000
  • Erie County Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.62 miles away462 Grider Street Buffalo New York 14215Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 898-3936
  • Sisters of Charity HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.65 miles away2157 Main Street Buffalo New York 14214Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 862-1000
  • Kaleida HealthAcute Care Hospitals 9.06 miles away100 High Street Buffalo New York 14210Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 859-8620
  • Kenmore Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.35 miles away2950 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14217Voluntary non-profit - Church(716) 447-6100
  • Eastern Niagara HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.77 miles away521 East Avenue Lockport New York 14094Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 514-5700

Nearby Dialysis

  • Us Renal Care Cheektowaga Dialysis3.38 miles away2875 Union Road, Suite 13 C/D Buffalo New York 14227CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 684-0276
  • Pure Life Renal of Buffalo Inc.5.58 miles away6010 Main Street Buffalo New York 14221Dialysis Stations: 25 (716) 631-4700
  • Davita Renal Care of Buffalo6.31 miles away550 Orchard Park Road Buffalo New York 14224CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 677-0089
  • Davita Cleve Hill Dialysis Center6.82 miles away1461 Kensington Avenue Buffalo New York 14215CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 831-8892
  • Us Renal Care Williamsville Dialysis7.41 miles away7964 Transit Road, Suite 8-A Buffalo New York 14221Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 634-1841
  • Erie County Medical Center7.67 miles away462 Grider Street Dialysis Unit Buffalo New York 14215Dialysis Stations: 36 (716) 898-1400
  • Davita Suburban Dialysis7.76 miles away705 Maple Road Suite 600 Buffalo New York 14221CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (716) 630-6640
  • Davita Orchard Park Dialysis9.07 miles away3801 Taylor Road Orchard Park New York 14127CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 209-7200