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
Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
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 92.49329 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
This nursing home's third highest area was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In computing our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
The next category we looked at was nursing, ended up being this facility's worst area. We gave this facility a D in this category. This was one of just a couple of weak links of a strong report card. When computing our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered a fall leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 91.26% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 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 typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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