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Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown's website

300 Dorrance Avenue,
Buffalo NY 14220

(716) 566-5252

93% estimated occupancy 1

Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown is an average-sized nursing home located in Buffalo, New York. With an overall grade of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. Buffalo received a city grade of B, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. This facility did not excel in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless government inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this facility a decent score in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a B-. In the area of long-term care, we look at the quantity of care offered by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.04951 percent of its residents, which is a very solid figure. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next best category was short-term care. We awarded it a C in this area. This is essentially a middle of the pack grade in this area. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The key is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the final area, we gave this facility a grade of D in the area of nursing. This is the facility's least impressive category grade. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This number is significantly below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 13.2% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Some believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 91.26% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 8.8 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

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

Looking for more options? Buffalo, New York has 19 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Hospital of BuffaloAcute Care Hospitals 1.11 miles away565 Abbott Road Buffalo New York 14220Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 826-7000
  • Western Ny Childrens Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric 2.87 miles away1010 East & West Road Buffalo New York 14224Government - State(716) 677-7000
  • Kaleida HealthAcute Care Hospitals 5.47 miles away100 High Street Buffalo New York 14210Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 859-8620
  • Erie County Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.69 miles away462 Grider Street Buffalo New York 14215Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 898-3936
  • Sisters of Charity HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.03 miles away2157 Main Street Buffalo New York 14214Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 862-1000
  • Kenmore Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.69 miles away2950 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14217Voluntary non-profit - Church(716) 447-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Renal Care of Buffalo1.59 miles away550 Orchard Park Road Buffalo New York 14224CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 677-0089
  • Davita Orchard Park Dialysis3.95 miles away3801 Taylor Road Orchard Park New York 14127CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 209-7200
  • Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo4.04 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 818 Ellicott Street Buffalo New York 14203Dialysis Stations: 4 (716) 323-1765
  • Us Renal Care Cheektowaga Dialysis5.05 miles away2875 Union Road, Suite 13 C/D Buffalo New York 14227CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 684-0276
  • Us Renal Care West Cheektowaga5.08 miles away2861 Harlem Road Buffalo New York 14225CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (716) 891-7429
  • Davita Buffalo Downtown Dialysis5.16 miles away520 Ellicott St Suite 100 Buffalo New York 14203Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 845-5101
  • Davita Southtowns Dialysis6.03 miles away4910 Camp Road, Suite 100 Hamburg New York 14075CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (716) 649-4072
  • Erie County Medical Center6.57 miles away462 Grider Street Dialysis Unit Buffalo New York 14215Dialysis Stations: 36 (716) 898-1400