Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized facility in Athens, Pennsylvania. This nursing home turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our ratings, this facility has quite a bit going for it. While we were impressed with this facility overall, we did want to let you know that there was an ownership change in the last year. We will keep an eye on their inspections and quality scores to confirm they maintain their high marks in the future.
Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
200 South Main St,
Athens PA 18810
61.55% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home fared well in the category of short-term care. In fact, we gave it a score of A- for that area, which is one of our better grades. Short-term care ratings are crucial for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of long-term care, with a B-. Our long-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of nursing services. This includes a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we rated is nursing. This nursing home was awarded a C in the category. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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