Western New York State Veterans Home is a large government-owned facility located in Batavia, New York. This is a quality nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. We actually rated it as the top facility in Batavia. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
Western New York State Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Batavia, New York Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also received top notch government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better scores in this category, with a grade of A-. Our inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have few deficiencies on those 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so favorably is that it received a dominant short-term care score. Indeed, short-term care turned out to be its second most impressive category score. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing rating is based on quite a few factors, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B-. This actually was this nursing home's weakest category. This is still not a terrible score. Long-term care grades are often used to score a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. After we finished assessing the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 99.248116 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Western New York State Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents that have suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 91.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Western New York State Veterans Home, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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