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Kirkhaven

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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254 Alexander Street,
Rochester NY 14607

(585) 461-1991

73.8% estimated occupancy 1

Kirkhaven is located in the large metropolitan area of Rochester, New York which has a population of 478,127 people. This is a good facility with a B- overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Rochester. At the end of the day, this facility should be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, we also would like to point out that this facility received favorable long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that area, with a B+. This turned out to be the facility's second strongest score. For long-term care residents, 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. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 75.86207 percent of its patients. This is a bit less than we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. The nursing score consists of a handful of subcategories, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's worst area was short-term care, which is the last category we looked at. For this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this place's case, it looks like it offered less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Kirkhaven Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Kirkhaven, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Kirkhaven, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Kirkhaven, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Kirkhaven, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Kirkhaven, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Kirkhaven, 13.6% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Kirkhaven, 91.89% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Kirkhaven, 14.66% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Kirkhaven, 18.82% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Kirkhaven, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Kirkhaven, 8.77 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Kirkhaven, 74.71% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Rochester, NY

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Rochester, New York has 21 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Highland HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.25 miles away1000 South Avenue Rochester New York 14620Voluntary non-profit - Private(585) 341-6736
  • Strong Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.37 miles away601 Elmwood Ave Rochester New York 14642Voluntary non-profit - Private(585) 275-2121
  • Rochester General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.9 miles away1425 Portland Avenue Rochester New York 14621Voluntary non-profit - Private(585) 922-4000
  • Unity Hospital of RochesterAcute Care Hospitals 5.92 miles away1555 Long Pond Road Rochester New York 14626Voluntary non-profit - Private(585) 723-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Unity Hospital of Rochester - St. Mary's2.07 miles away89 Genesee Street St. Mary's Campus Dialysis Rochester New York 14611Dialysis Stations: 21 (585) 368-3934
  • University of Rochester2.47 miles away601 Elmwood Ave Rochester New York 14642Dialysis Stations: 2 (585) 275-2829
  • Strong Health Dialysis-Clinton Crossings2.83 miles away2400 South Clinton Avenue Building F Rochester New York 14618CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (585) 461-0770
  • Fms-Monroe Community Dialysis2.87 miles away435 East Henrietta Road Hope Bldg Rochester New York 14620Dialysis Stations: 16 (585) 292-0076
  • Rochester General Hospital Dialysis Center3.14 miles away370 Ridge Road East Ste. 10 Rochester New York 14621CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (585) 922-0300
  • Knickerbocker Dialysis Inc.3.14 miles away999 E. Ridge Road Suite 11 Rochester New York 14621Dialysis Stations: 25 (585) 266-7348
  • Freedom Center of Rochester3.46 miles away100 Meridian Centre Rochester New York 14618Dialysis Stations: 1 (585) 241-9783
  • New York Dialysis Services, Inc.4.04 miles away2613 West Henrietta Road Rochester New York 14623CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (585) 273-7600