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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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 96.77419 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
This facility's third highest category was its short-term care score, where it received a grade of C. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this also affected quality of care. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
The last category we looked at is nursing, which turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is clearly a major disappointment. We weighed the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This place provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be measures 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, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood at North Creek, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood at North Creek, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have had UTI's. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderwood at North Creek, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderwood at North Creek, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderwood at North Creek, 13.6% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood at North Creek, 91.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderwood at North Creek, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderwood at North Creek, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Elderwood at North Creek, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderwood at North Creek, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderwood at North Creek, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderwood at North Creek, 74.71% 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.