Elderwood at Williamsville is a large nursing home located in Buffalo, New York. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score. Based on our ratings, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Elderwood at Williamsville
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
200 Bassett Road,
Buffalo NY 14221
75.2% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that category, with an A. This is a notably better score than the place's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate 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, we also would like to note that this nursing home received favorable long-term care marks in this assessment. We gave them one of our more impressive grades in this category, with a grade of B. This proved to be the nursing home's second strongest grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 98.29222 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a respectable score in the category of short-term care, with a C. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
The final area we rated was nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a C. We analyzed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses worked with residents, in determining our score in this category. This particular nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elderwood at Williamsville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 91.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Buffalo, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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