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 good score. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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Elderwood at Williamsville
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A. Our inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause 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
This facility received a strong long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.78761 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third best category we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Turning to our fourth category, this facility was awarded a decent nursing grade of B-. There are a number of subcategories included in this area. Many of the factors are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elderwood at Williamsville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 15.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients which experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 1.12% 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, 12.96% 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, 19.69% 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, 0.71% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood at Williamsville, 95.63% 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, 18% 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, 31.64% 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, 0.02 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, 31.64% 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, 8.16% 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, 67.01% 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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