Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center is a very-large non-profit facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This is a decent facility, with an overall grade of C. This facility seems to have some things working in its favor. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a very favorable short-term care score. In fact, its short-term care grade proved to be its best category. In that area, we gave this them a B. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This facility's inspection grade exceeded its overall score as well. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a patient more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care, which proved to be this nursing home's worst area. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is certainly very concerning. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 93.81689 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be slightly lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 3.23% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 88.5% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Scranton, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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