Note: Data for Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Buffalo, New York. This nursing home received an overall rating of F. In our grading scheme, this is one of the bottom five rated nursing homes in Buffalo. With countless other facilities in the city, you should be able to do better. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 122 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B
Historical

Even though we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B for short-term care. Short-term care scores are crucial for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-
Historical

Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our nursing rating, which isn't a bad grade. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also factored some quality-based metrics into our nursing ratings. This nursing home was subpar in a few of the major areas we look at, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are often reliable measures of the quality of nursing care offered.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: F
Historical

We also wanted to point out this place's inspection grade where it received a lowly F. This usually means we found some red flags on the government inspections. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This particular facility was assessed 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 13 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: F
Historical

The final area we graded is long-term care. This nursing home received a very poor grade of F in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this facility administered the vaccine to just 9.407666 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.63 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
D
11.36%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
3.83%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A
0.35%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
15.59%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
A
11.76%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
D
12.24%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
F
39.27%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
C
17.77%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Provider
A-
21.07%
State
B-
15.38%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A
1.07
State
B+
1.46
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
21.07
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
F
20.3
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
A+
90.94%
State
B
69.8%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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