Harris Hill Nursing Facility is a large facility located in Buffalo, New York. Sporting an overall grade of A, this facility is one of the most elite nursing homes we looked at. In our view, this place ought to be a wonderful choice for just about anybody. Headlining this facility's stellar report card is its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 192 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this facility also received an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. Our short-term care ratings are probably most important for people needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. This place is above average in terms of both its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in New York in this area with 61.7 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We also want to point out the fact that this facility received a dominant score of A- in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the datapoints we considered after this nursing home's above average nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In the final category we scored, this facility was given an impressive grade grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home completed a very favorable report card. Nursing grades are mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 4.3 hours per patient each day. This is more nursing care than nearly any other nursing home provides. Lastly, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home the country in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
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

Harris Hill Nursing Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Provider
A-
5.04%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of long-term care residents which have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
B+
2.29%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
B+
1.73%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
6.21%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
A+
7.72%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A-
99.32%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A-
9.88%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.

Provider
D
10.32%
State
B-
15.38%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
A
1.01
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.

Provider
A
10.32
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A-
6.82
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Provider
A+
93.06%
State
B
69.8%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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Us Renal Care Amherst Dialysis 7.16 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 36
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Dialysis Stations: 13
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