With an address in Ticonderoga, New York, Elderwood at Ticonderoga is the sole facility we were able to find in this city. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires quality scores in most areas. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Elderwood at Ticonderoga
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was awarded favorable long-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a score of B. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 89.0411 percent of its patients. This is somewhat lower than we anticipated. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its third best category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The last area we rated was nursing. We awarded it a C in this category. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this area. In determining our nursing grades, we analyze both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. 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. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a patient at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elderwood at Ticonderoga Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 7.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 2.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 0.72% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 12.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 12.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 5.57% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 93.22% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 19.06% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 18.27% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 0.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 18.27% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 21.18% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderwood at Ticonderoga, 83.44% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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