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Elderwood at Wheatfield

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Elderwood at Wheatfield's website

2600 Niagara Falls Boulevard,
Niagara Falls NY 14304

(716) 215-8000

80.65% estimated occupancy 1

Elderwood at Wheatfield is a large nursing home located in Niagara Falls, New York. This proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. The best part of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in New York badge

Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Niagara Falls, New York badge

Best Nursing Home in Niagara Falls, New York Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Niagara Falls, New York badge

Best Nursing Home in Niagara Falls, New York Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Niagara Falls, New York badge

Best Nursing Home in Niagara Falls, New York Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. 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 really excelled in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed more favorably in this area. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility received an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95.592285 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The last category we rated was nursing, proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this facility a D in this category. This was one of just a couple of weak points of a strong profile. There are several factors within this grade. Most of the factors reflect nurse staffing. This place offered just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Elderwood at Wheatfield Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that have experienced a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 13.2% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 91.26% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 8.8 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Wheatfield, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.22 miles away621 Tenth Street Niagara Falls New York 14302Voluntary non-profit - Other(716) 278-4000
  • Mount St Mary's Hospital and Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.55 miles away5300 Military Road Lewiston New York 14092Voluntary non-profit - Church(716) 297-4800
  • Kenmore Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.08 miles away2950 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14217Voluntary non-profit - Church(716) 447-6100
  • Sisters of Charity HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.69 miles away2157 Main Street Buffalo New York 14214Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 862-1000
  • Erie County Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.1 miles away462 Grider Street Buffalo New York 14215Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 898-3936
  • Eastern Niagara HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.18 miles away521 East Avenue Lockport New York 14094Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 514-5700
  • Kaleida HealthAcute Care Hospitals 13.52 miles away100 High Street Buffalo New York 14210Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 859-8620
  • Mercy Hospital of BuffaloAcute Care Hospitals 17.63 miles away565 Abbott Road Buffalo New York 14220Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 826-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Niagara Dialysis Center4.41 miles away2932 Military Road Niagara Falls New York 14304Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 297-4059
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Wheatfield4.47 miles away3909 Forest Parkway North Tonawanda New York 14120Dialysis Stations: 15 (716) 696-6193
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Niagara4.47 miles away3018 Military Road Niagara Falls New York 14304Dialysis Stations: 15 (716) 298-4195
  • Davita Northtowns Dialysis Center7.01 miles away4041 Delaware Avenue Ste 150 Tonawanda New York 14150CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (716) 871-8103
  • Us Renal Care Tonawanda Dialysis7.17 miles away3161 Eggert Road Tonawanda New York 14150CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 832-0159
  • Davita Niagara Falls Kidney Center7.19 miles away621 10th Street Niagara Falls New York 14301Dialysis Stations: 17 (716) 278-4639
  • Us Renal Care Amherst Dialysis8.65 miles away2880, Sheridan Dr Tonawanda New York 14150Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 541-9165
  • Fms-Kenmore Artificial Kidney Center9.44 miles away1508 Sheridan Drive Buffalo New York 14217CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (716) 871-9988