Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown is an average-sized nursing home located in Buffalo, New York. This facility was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a well below average grade. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Buffalo. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

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For profit - Individual

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good grade in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better scores. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: DFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

We also gave this nursing home a positive grade in short-term care. This nursing home received a B in this area, which turns out to be one of our more impressive scores. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the majority of facilities in the nation with 52.6 percent of its residents able to return home.

Nurse Quality

D
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Historical

We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. The nursing score analyzes a handful of subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This place averaged just 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. To pair with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this place also didn't perform as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This place had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average facility. This may be a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, these statistics pulled down this nursing home's nursing grade quite a bit.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The final area we assessed was long-term care, in which this nursing home received a poor score in this area also. We gave it a lowly F for this area, which is obviously very concerning. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated only 81.34111 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Safire Rehabilitation of Southtown Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of 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.

Provider
D
11.16%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Provider
B-
3.5%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
B
2.05%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.

Provider
A+
1.34%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
A
10.78%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Provider
F
78.04%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.

Provider
C
19.51%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A+
32.79%
State
B-
15.38%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
32.79
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Provider
B+
8.19
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Provider
B-
66.55%
State
B
69.8%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Dialysis Stations: 25
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