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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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 91.01796 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care, where this facility received a grade of A-. This wrapped up an elite profile. Few nursing homes earned an A- or better in every category. Short-term care ratings are crucial for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients 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, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kendal at Ithaca, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kendal at Ithaca, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kendal at Ithaca, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kendal at Ithaca, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kendal at Ithaca, 13.6% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kendal at Ithaca, 91.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kendal at Ithaca, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kendal at Ithaca, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Kendal at Ithaca, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kendal at Ithaca, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kendal at Ithaca, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kendal at Ithaca, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Ithaca, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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