Elderwood at North Creek is the only option located in North Creek, New York. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Elderwood at North Creek
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this facility a grade of B in our long-term care category. This is one of our higher scores. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.585365 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's next best category is short-term care. Nevertheless, with a grade of D in this area, it still fared somewhat poorly. In crafting our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Considering its grade in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The next category we scored was nursing. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category, which is a rock bottom score. This is clearly a significant concern. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses worked with patients, in computing our rating in this area. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be reliable 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, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood at North Creek, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood at North Creek, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderwood at North Creek, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderwood at North Creek, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderwood at North Creek, 13.2% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood at North Creek, 91.26% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderwood at North Creek, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderwood at North Creek, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some believe that mobility is vital to patients health.
In Elderwood at North Creek, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderwood at North Creek, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderwood at North Creek, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderwood at North Creek, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.