Arbutus Park Retirement Community is one of seven available facilities located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This nursing home is a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. The facilities in Johnstown received high grades across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the better places in Pennsylvania to find a nursing home. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Arbutus Park Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing score is mostly based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our higher grades in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 94.50867 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored is short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a C in that area. Short-term care grades are generally employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arbutus Park Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that had a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Johnstown, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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