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Elderwood At Lockport

104 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, New York 14094

Elderwood At Lockport is located in Lockport, New York. It has 126 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 104.7 residents per day. Elderwood At Lockport 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 104 Old Niagara 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 Lockport 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 Lockport’s star rating for health inspections is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. Roughly once a year, New York State inspectors conduct full inspections of nursing homes for 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 a resident, relative or a resident, or other individual, or based on a facility’s self-reported incident, such as an incident involving a resident suffering an injury.

The date of the most recent health inspection of Elderwood At Lockport was February 12, 2018. In that report 7 health citations were noted. The average number of health citations in New York is 4.8, while the national average is 7.8. In the past 3 years there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and there were no facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

For staffing, Elderwood At Lockport received a 1 star rating, which is “much below average”. Because there is a direct correlation between staffing levels and quality of care, inspectors review the number of staff hours per resident, including number of hours of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and physical therapists.

The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Elderwood At Lockport is 1 hour and 47 minutes which is higher than both the New York average and the national average of 1 hour and 31 minutes and 1 hour and 33 minutes, respectively. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Elderwood At Lockport is 41 minutes which is consistent with the New York average of 42 minutes and the national average of 41 minutes. The licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) hours per resident per day at Elderwood At Lockport is 1 hour and 6 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 Lockport provides 9 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 Lockport also received an average (3 stars) rating for overall quality of resident care. Medicare and Medicare certified home are also evaluated based on the quality of care for their short-stay residents and the quality of care for their long-stay residents.

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. Elderwood At Lockport’s star rating for short-stay residents is also an average, 3 stars rating.

29.9% of Elderwood At Lockport’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%. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat certain mental health conditions. 1.9% of short-stay residents of Elderwood At Lockport received antipsychotic medication for the first time, while the New York average is 1.5%. and the national average is 1.8%.

A number of health and safety-related statistics are captured. For example, the incidence of pressure ulcers is evaluated. 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. 0.8% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Elderwood At Lockport 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. 91.6% of Elderwood At Lockport’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is higher than 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 Lockport is 93.6%, 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. Elderwood At Lockport’s rating for long-stay residents is 4 stars which is an “above average” rating.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Elderwood At Lockport, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.78, 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 Lockport the number is days is 0.52, 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 Lockport experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 5.7, 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 Lockport with pressure ulcers is 9.0%, 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 Lockport with a urinary tract infection is 3.2%, 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 Lockport who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 0.5%, 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 worsened. For Elderwood At Lockport, 19.8% 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 Lockport whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 12.6%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents Elderwood At Lockport who report moderate to severe pain is 8.1%, 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 Lockport has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Elderwood At Lockport 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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