Kendal at Ithaca is a small non-profit nursing home in Ithaca, New York. It looks like this nursing home is among the most impressive facilities we assessed. In fact, it was given our most impressive grade. As far as we can see, this nursing home ought to be a wonderful choice for most people. Finally, this turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
Kendal at Ithaca
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2230 North Triphammer Road,
Ithaca NY 14850
95.41% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Ithaca, New York Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New York Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Ithaca, New York Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Ithaca, New York Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home earned near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Nursing scores are largely associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a first-rate long-term care score. This actually ended up being its third strongest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 90.22988 percent of its patients. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility also performed admirably in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it an A- in that area. This rounded out truly elite report card. In calculating these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kendal at Ithaca Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kendal at Ithaca, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kendal at Ithaca, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kendal at Ithaca, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kendal at Ithaca, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kendal at Ithaca, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kendal at Ithaca, 13.2% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kendal at Ithaca, 91.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kendal at Ithaca, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kendal at Ithaca, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Kendal at Ithaca, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kendal at Ithaca, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kendal at Ithaca, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kendal at Ithaca, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Ithaca, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Ithaca, New York has 3 other nursing homes
- Cayuga Medical Center at IthacaAcute Care Hospitals 2.95 miles away101 Dates Drive Ithaca New York 14850Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 274-4401
- Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.67 miles away134 Homer Avenue Cortland New York 13045Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 756-3501
- Davita Ithaca Dialysis Center2.89 miles away201 Dates Drive Suite 206 Ithaca New York 14850Dialysis Stations: 12 (607) 272-1693
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