Elderwood at North Creek is an average-sized nursing home located in North Creek, New York. This nursing home was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a well below average grade. Based on our ratings, this facility may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection score. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores
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Elderwood at North Creek
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we did give it an excellent score in the area of inspections, where it received an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility received its next most favorable category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a respectable score. Our long-term care grades are more important for residents needing more traditional services associated with personal care. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 97.409325 percent of its residents. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a a terrible grade in our short-term care area. It received an F in this area. In forming these short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we learned that this place provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics sunk this nursing home's short-term care grade.
The final category we looked at is nursing, where this facility was given a poor grade in this category also. It received an abysmal F in this area, which is definitely somewhat alarming. The nursing score assesses many data points, however, the most important one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elderwood at North Creek Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elderwood at North Creek, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood at North Creek, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that sustained falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood at North Creek, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderwood at North Creek, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderwood at North Creek, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderwood at North Creek, 13.75% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood at North Creek, 90.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderwood at North Creek, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderwood at North Creek, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Elderwood at North Creek, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderwood at North Creek, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderwood at North Creek, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderwood at North Creek, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.