Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from NYS | Business
Facility ranks as one of the premier life care communities in nation
Canterbury Woods, Western New York’s premier life care community, announced that it has received a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health for its Oxford Village skilled nursing unit, placing it in rare company among nursing homes both across the state and nationally.
Each year, the Department of Health surveys all nursing homes in New York State on more than 180 regulatory and quality standards, including administration, quality of care, resident rights and others. The standards must be met for each resident who resides in a nursing home’s care. For each standard in which a nursing home is found to be deficient, it will receive a citation. The average number of citations issued per nursing home in New York State is six, while the national average is eight.
“Achieving a deficiency-free survey is a significant achievement that a small number of nursing homes are able to realize,” said Isadore A. DeMarco, administrator of the Oxford Village site. “Our results further demonstrate the high level of quality care we provide to our residents on a daily basis.”
Oxford Village provides assisted living and skilled nursing services, including restorative care, rehabilitation services and memory care. Along with Oxford Village, the Canterbury Woods community also includes the Lexington Village patio homes, independent and assisted living apartments, all located on a beautiful park-like campus.
In addition to receiving a deficiency-free survey, Canterbury Woods has also earned accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC). This accreditation places Canterbury Woods in the top ten percent of Continuing Care Retirement Communities across the nation. Oxford Village is also a Five STAR-rated facility by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a distinction that only seven percent of the 314 nursing homes across Upstate New York have achieved.
“Canterbury Woods was established with an unwavering commitment to provide for the needs of the residents and families who place their trust in us,” added Rob Wallace, president and CEO, Canterbury Woods. “That commitment places our residents at the heart of everything we do.”
Residents at Canterbury Woods enjoy compassionate care and fantastic amenities, including gourmet dining, recreation and educational activities and a variety of social, cultural and entertainment events.
Opened in 1999, Canterbury Woods provides life care to seniors age 62 and older with assured access to assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative services. The unique retirement lifestyle at Canterbury Woods gives residents the opportunity to age in place in an environment of their choosing. Seniors select a residence for their current lifestyle, and gain the ability to change their level of care – at no additional cost – should the need arise.
Canterbury Woods was the first senior living community in Western New York to offer a life care continuum and is sponsored by Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates, which has been providing healthcare and related services to the Western New York community since 1858. For more information, visit www.canterburywoods.org or call (716) 929-5817.