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Elderwood At Cheektowaga

225 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, New York 14072

Elderwood At Cheektowaga is located in Cheektowaga, New York. It has 172 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 154.2 residents per day. Elderwood At Cheektowaga is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and it is not in a hospital. It has a Resident Council to facilitate communications with the staff. The facility is a for profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of 225 Bennett Road Operating Company LLC.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. The overall rating* for Elderwood At Cheektowaga is 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. The CMS also assigns a star rating in each of 3 categories: health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care measures. Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Health inspection results, staffing data, and quality of resident care information are 3 important ways to measure the quality of a nursing homes.

Health Inspections

Elderwood At Cheektowaga’s star rating for health inspections is 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. About once a year, New York State inspectors conduct full inspections of nursing homes to ensure that they are in compliance with the federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. When inspectors find noncompliance, the facility receives a citation that indicates the specific federal regulation that was violated. In addition, at any time during the year a nursing home may also be inspected based on a complaint submitted by an individual such as a resident, or based on a facility’s self-reported incident.

The date of the most recent health inspection was November 30, 2018. In that report 6 health citations were noted. One deficiency that was documented was failing to ensure that property safeguards were taken to prevent harm to residents and the property of residents by documenting that employees were properly screened. Another deficiency involved failing to assisted residents with activities of daily living.

In addition, during the last 3 years there were 5 complaints that resulted in citations, and 1 facility-reported issue that resulting in a citation.

Staffing

Elderwood At Cheektowaga received an “average” rating (3 stars) for staffing. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Elderwood At Cheektowaga is 1 hour and 35 minutes, while the New York average is 1 hour and 31 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 33 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Elderwood At Cheektowaga is 38 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. The licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) hours per resident per day at Elderwood At Cheektowaga is 58 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.

Physical therapist hours are also measured. This measure shows the average time physical therapists spend providing care tor residents throughout the facility. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy. Elderwood At Cheektowaga provides 6 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, compared to the New York average is 7 minutes and the national average is 5 minutes.

Quality of Resident Care

Elderwood At Cheektowaga’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 3 stars which is an “average” rating. For short-stay residents, the rating is much below average (1 star), and for long-stay residents, the rating is much above average (5 stars).

Short-stay residents. Short-stay residents are those who spent 100 days or less in a nursing home, or residents covered under the Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility benefit.

22.8% of Elderwood At Cheektowaga’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The average for New York is 20.4% and national average is 22.6%. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores or pressure injuries, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin, such as staying in one position for a long time. 3.0% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Elderwood At Cheektowaga had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.

Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 82%.5 of Elderwood At Cheektowaga’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is consistent with both the New York and national averages which stand at 82.6% and 82.3%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Elderwood At Cheektowaga is 63.5%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Elderwood At Cheektowaga, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 0.75, while the New York average is 1.55, and the national average is 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay resident, for Elderwood At Cheektowaga the number is days is 0.44, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at Elderwood At Cheektowaga experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 1.5, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Elderwood At Cheektowaga with pressure ulcers is 11.7%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Elderwood At Cheektowaga with a urinary tract infection is 0.8%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Elderwood At Cheektowaga who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 0.8%, compared to the New York average of 1.6% and the national average of 2.2%.

As for factors related to mobility and pain, the rating examines the percentage of residents whose ability to move independently declined. For Elderwood At Cheektowaga, 15.3% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16% and the national average is 17.9%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Elderwood At Cheektowaga whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 13.4%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents Elderwood At Cheektowaga who report moderate to severe pain is 15.5%, compared to the New York average of 4.0% and the national average of 6.9%.

Fines

When a nursing home gets a serious citation or fails to correct a citation for a long period of time, that facility may be assessed a penalty. A penalty can be a fine against the facility or a denied payment from Medicare. Elderwood At Cheektowaga has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Elderwood At Cheektowaga is from Medicare.gov and is based on past performance. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Further, we recommend that you check the statistics yourself at Medicare.gov for both accuracy and updates. Choosing a nursing home is a very difficult decision, and we make no representation as to the quality of any of the facilities or their ratings on the site.

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