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Arbutus Park Retirement Community

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Arbutus Park Retirement Community's website

207 Ottawa Street,
Johnstown PA 15904

(814) 266-8621

65.24% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Arbutus Park Retirement Community has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Arbutus Park Retirement Community is one of six available facilities located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This nursing home was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end grade. Unfortunately, this grade is not too far off the city grade for Johnstown, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still may be able to do better We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we did not rate this facility well overall, we would like to point out its decent inspections in recent years. We gave it a relatively respectable grade of B- in this area. We believe that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Another area of concern is that CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B-. When computing our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared to most facilities. Lastly, although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this metric.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's third highest area came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In computing our long-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 96.865204 percent of its patients. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next area we scored was short-term care. This facility was awarded a C for the area. Our short-term care ratings are vital for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Arbutus Park Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 5.02% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that had falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 0.32% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 19.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 0.96% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 96.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 10.71% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 18.26% of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.


Grade: A

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 18.26% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 8.13% of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 64.07% of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Johnstown, 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
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Johnstown, Pennsylvania has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Conemaugh Memorial Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.46 miles away1086 Franklin Street Johnstown Pennsylvania 15905Proprietary(814) 534-9000
  • Chan Soon- Shiong Medical Center at WindberAcute Care Hospitals 3.63 miles away600 Somerset Avenue Windber Pennsylvania 15963Voluntary non-profit - Private(814) 467-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Richland Square0.97 miles away105 Metzler Street Johnstown Pennsylvania 15904Dialysis Stations: 11 (814) 262-7560
  • Davita Budfield Street Home Dialysis1.99 miles away350 Budfield Street, Suite 1 Johnstown Pennsylvania 15904Dialysis Stations: 2 (814) 254-4262
  • Davita - Pdi Johnstown2.01 miles away344 Budfield Street Johnstown Pennsylvania 15904CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (814) 266-4949
  • Zz-Closed-Prodigy Dialysis, LLC - Osborne Street2.22 miles away88 Osborne Street Johnstown Pennsylvania 15905Dialysis Stations: 1 (814) 539-0798
  • Davita Napoleon Place Dialysis3.24 miles away420 Napoleon Place Johnstown Pennsylvania 15901Dialysis Stations: 12 (814) 535-8205
  • Davita - Pdi Ebensburg17.11 miles away429 Manor Dr., Suite 650 Ebensburg Pennsylvania 15931Dialysis Stations: 9 (814) 472-2642