Elderwood at Lancaster

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-
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1818 Como Park Blvd,
Lancaster NY 14086

(716) 683-6165

91.45% estimated occupancy 1

Elderwood at Lancaster is an average-sized nursing home located in Lancaster, New York. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few nursing homes fared this well in this category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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-minus

This nursing home also received a top-shelf short-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its second strongest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. This nursing home excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It provided more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical facility. This is often a great sign. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country with 54.3 percent of its residents able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our third area, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.72881 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The final area we looked at is nursing, in which this facility was given a B. While this is its weakest category score, this is still an impressive score. The nursing grade features numerous subcategories. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Elderwood at Lancaster Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 9.64% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents that suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 2.09% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 11.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 13.02% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 92.45% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 14.69% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 18.9% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A+

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

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 18.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 8.78 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 rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood at Lancaster, 74.53% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.

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
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  • 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

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