Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV is an average-sized hospital-based nursing home in Buffalo, New York. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we looked at. This facility received one of the top grades we offer. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top three facilities in Buffalo. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable report card is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall rating, this facility also earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Not many nursing homes received a better grade in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.08814 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. The nursing category weighs a handful of components, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth category we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B+. This completed an elite profile. Not many facilities received a B+ or better in each of our categories. Short-term care grades are often employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To offer high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients that sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 13.2% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 91.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Scores for Buffalo, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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