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. The best part of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our best scores in this area, with an A. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third best category was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. With our short-term care grade, we try to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels 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 every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Turning to our next category, this facility was given an acceptable nursing score of B-. Our nursing score consists of many data points, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below average. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
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, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents that experienced a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.23% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 88.5% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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