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Seneca Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Seneca Health Care Center's website

2987 Seneca Street,
Buffalo NY 14224

(716) 828-0500

80.25% estimated occupancy 1

Seneca Health Care Center is a large nursing home in Buffalo, New York. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a dominant grade. This is just about as good of a facility as you're going to find. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Pain Management
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving an elite overall rating, this facility also earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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

Grade: A

We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a top-shelf grade of A in our long-term care category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 97.613365 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our last category, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care grade, with a B+. This rounded out a first-rate profile. In forming our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities 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 statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Seneca Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Seneca Health Care Center, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Seneca Health Care Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Seneca Health Care Center, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Seneca Health Care Center, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Seneca Health Care Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Seneca Health Care Center, 13.2% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Seneca Health Care Center, 91.26% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Seneca Health Care Center, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Seneca Health Care Center, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Seneca Health Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Seneca Health Care Center, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Seneca Health Care Center, 8.8 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Seneca Health Care Center, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.

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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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Kaleida HealthAcute Care Hospitals 5.91 miles away100 High Street Buffalo New York 14210Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 859-8620
  • Erie County Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.53 miles away462 Grider Street Buffalo New York 14215Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 898-3936
  • Sisters of Charity HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.08 miles away2157 Main Street Buffalo New York 14214Voluntary non-profit - Private(716) 862-1000
  • Kenmore Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.75 miles away2950 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14217Voluntary non-profit - Church(716) 447-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Renal Care of Buffalo0.46 miles away550 Orchard Park Road Buffalo New York 14224CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 677-0089
  • Us Renal Care Cheektowaga Dialysis3.88 miles away2875 Union Road, Suite 13 C/D Buffalo New York 14227CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 684-0276
  • Davita Orchard Park Dialysis4.1 miles away3801 Taylor Road Orchard Park New York 14127CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (716) 209-7200
  • Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo5.02 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 818 Ellicott Street Buffalo New York 14203Dialysis Stations: 4 (716) 323-1765
  • Davita Buffalo Downtown Dialysis5.73 miles away520 Ellicott St Suite 100 Buffalo New York 14203Dialysis Stations: 13 (716) 845-5101
  • Us Renal Care West Cheektowaga5.81 miles away2861 Harlem Road Buffalo New York 14225CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (716) 891-7429
  • Erie County Medical Center6.44 miles away462 Grider Street Dialysis Unit Buffalo New York 14215Dialysis Stations: 36 (716) 898-1400
  • Davita Southtowns Dialysis7.16 miles away4910 Camp Road, Suite 100 Hamburg New York 14075CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (716) 649-4072