Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a senior living facility in Gowanda, New York. The city has a population of 6,732 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is favorable score. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it earned an impressive inspection score. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A+. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B in this area. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 91.5 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be a bit less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our more positive grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is frequently a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The last area we analyzed is nursing, which turned out to be this facility's worst area. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is clearly a bit of a disappointment. We assessed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. 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.
Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients that had UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.75% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 90.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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