Top 9 Nurinsg Homes in Western New York 

Buffalo, NY | 2018

Looking for nursing homes in Western New York? Before making a decision, check out the top 9 nursing homes in Western New York according to the latest Medicare ratings!

What You Need To Know about Nursing Home Standards: 

OVERVIEW

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) conducts surveys (investigations) annually to determine star ratings for each skilled nursing facility (nursing home) as it relates to overall ratings, health inspections, staffing, and quality mesasures. These findings, along with full reports offered via the ‘compare nursing homes‘ tool are crucial to review before admitting your loved one to a facility.

OVERALL RATINGS

CMS assigns the overall star rating, between 1 and 5 stars, based on the average of all findings–health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.

HEALTH INSPECTION:

INFO from CMS Website

“Nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs have an onsite recertification (standard) (“comprehensive”) inspection annually on average, with very rarely more than fifteen months elapsing between inspections for any one particular nursing home. Inspections are unannounced and are conducted by a team of health care professionals who spend several days in the nursing home to assess whether the nursing home is in compliance with federal requirements. These inspections provide a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home, reviewing facility practice and policies in such areas as resident rights, quality of life, medication management, skin care, resident assessment, nursing home administration, environment, and kitchen/food services. The methodology for constructing the health inspection rating is based on the two most recent recertification surveys prior to November 28, 2017, complaint deficiencies during the two-year period prior to November 28, 2017, and any repeat revisits needed to verify that required corrections have brought the facility back into compliance. The Five-Star Quality Rating System uses more than 200,000 records for the health inspection domain alone.  ” (1) 

Tip: If you see a facility has rated below three stars, review their FULL HEALTH INSPECTION REPORT on CMS Nursning Home Compare Website.

References :

(1) CMS Nursing Home Compare 

(2) In Depth Review of How Star Ratings are Determined

STAFFING:

INFO from CMS Website

“Facility ratings on the staffing domain are based on two measures: 1) Registered nurse (RN) hours per resident day; and 2) total staffing (RN+ licensed practical nurse (LPN) + nurse aide hours) hours per resident per day. Other types of nursing home staff, such as clerical or housekeeping staff, are not included in the staffing rating calculation. The staffing measures are derived from data submitted each quarter through the Payroll-Based Journal System (PBJ), along with daily resident census derived from Minimum Data Set, Version 3.0 (MDS 3.0) assessments, and are case-mix adjusted based on the distribution of MDS 3.0 assessments by Resource Utilization Groups, version IV (RUG-IV group). ” (2) 

Tip: If you see a facility has rated below three stars in staffing, review their FULL REPORT on CMS Nursning Home Compare Website. Understaffing leads to over- worked nursing staff which may lead to poor quality interactions between staff and your loved ones. 

References :

(1) CMS Nursing Home Compare 

(2) In Depth Review of How Star Ratings are Determined

QUALITY MEASURES:

INFO from CMS Website

“Measures for Long-Stay residents (residents in the facility for greater than 100 days) that are derived from MDS assessments:

  • Percentage of residents whose need for help with activities of daily living has increased
  • Percentage of residents whose ability to move independently worsened
  • Percentage of high risk residents with pressure ulcers (sores)
  • Percentage of residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
  • Percentage of residents who were physically restrained
  • Percentage of residents with a urinary tract infection
  • Percentage of residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
  • Percentage of residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
  • Percentage of residents who received an antipsychotic medication

Measures for Short-Stay residents that are derived from MDS assessments:

  • Percentage of residents whose physical function improves from admission to discharge
  • Percentage of residents with pressure ulcers (sores) that are new or worsened
  • Percentage of residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
  • Percentage of residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication

Measures for Short-Stay residents that are derived from claims data and MDS assessments:

  • Percentage of residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission
  • Percentage of residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit
  • Percentage of residents who were successfully discharged to the community ” (2) 

Tip: If you see a facility has rated below three stars in quality measures, review their FULL REPORT on CMS Nursning Home Compare Website. 

References :

(1) CMS Nursing Home Compare 

(2) In Depth Review of How Star Ratings are Determined

Top 9 Nursing Homes in Western New York

#9

SENECA HEALTH CARE CENTER

2987 SENECA STREET
WEST SENECA, NY 14224
(716) 828-0500

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  +++ (3)

Staffing: ++++ (4)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#8

HARRIS HILL NURSING FACILITY, L L C

2699 WEHRLE DRIVE
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
(716) 632-3700

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  ++++ (4)

Staffing: +++ (3)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#7

GREENFIELD HEALTH & REHAB CENTER

5949 BROADWAY
LANCASTER, NY 14086
(716) 684-3000

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  +++ (3)

Staffing: ++++ (4)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#6

FATHER BAKER MANOR

6400 POWERS ROAD
ORCHARD PARK, NY 14127
(716) 667-0001

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  ++++ (3)

Staffing: ++++ (4)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#5

AUTUMN VIEW HEALTH CARE FACILITY L L C

S 4650 SOUTHWESTERN BLVD
HAMBURG, NY 14075
(716) 648-2450

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  ++++ (4)

Staffing: ++++ (4)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#4

MERCY HOSPITAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

55 MELROY AVENUE
LACKAWANNA, NY 14218
(716) 819-5300

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  +++++ (4)

Staffing: ++++ (4)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#3

GARDEN GATE HEALTH CARE FACILITY

2365 UNION ROAD
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY 14227
(716) 668-8100

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  ++++ (4)

Staffing: ++++ (4)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#2

ELDERWOOD AT LANCASTER

1818 COMO PARK BLVD
LANCASTER, NY 14086
(716) 683-6165

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  +++++ (5)

Staffing: ++++ (4)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

#1

ST CATHERINE LABOURE HEALTH CARE CENTER

2157 MAIN STREET
BUFFALO, NY 14214
(716) 862-2000

WEBSITE

Overall Rating:   +++++ (5)

Health Inspections:  ++++ (4)

Staffing: +++++ (5)

Quality Measures: +++++ (5)

 

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