Finger Lakes Center for Living is a nursing home in Auburn, New York. This city has a population of 41,239 people. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a high-end score. We can not find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are impeccable. As you will find below, this place also performed just fine in our category ratings. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Finger Lakes Center for Living
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
20 Park Avenue,
Auburn NY 13021
93.37% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Auburn, New York Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Auburn, New York Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our inspection grades are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was dominant in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of A. Few facilities received a better grade in this category. With our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its first-rate assessment, this facility also was awarded a strong long-term care grade, with a score of A. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next area we analyzed is nursing. We gave this facility one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a B. Although this wasn't as strong as several of this facility's other scores, it is still a fine grade. Our nursing rating is based on several data points, but the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Finger Lakes Center for Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited 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 Finger Lakes Center for Living, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 13.2% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 91.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Finger Lakes Center for Living, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
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