Advanced Care Center of Butler is a small non-profit nursing home located in Butler, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall score of A, this facility is among the highest-graded facilities we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. This nursing home also received consistently good ratings in all four of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Advanced Care Center of Butler
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared as well in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. We wish we had more information about this nursing home. Without having access to the deficiency data, it ended up being difficult to assess this facility in the area of inspections.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A+. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a resident even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its remarkable resume, this nursing home also was awarded a strong short-term care score, with a score of A. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ 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 residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care. This facility received a very good nursing grade this year, with a grade of B. While this wasn't nearly as good as many of its other grades, this is still one of our better grades in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 91.666664 percent of its residents, which is a bit below what we expected. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Advanced Care Center of Butler Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 4.55% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 8.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 4.17% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 4.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 45.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 0% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 45.83% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 8.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 22.47% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Advanced Care Center of Butler, 73.46% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.