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Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania

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Updated Nov 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

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Grade: A-minus
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Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania's website

489 Castle Shannon Blvd,
Pittsburgh PA 15234

(412) 563-6550

49.6% estimated occupancy 1

Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania is a large non-profit nursing home located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It looks like this nursing home is among the more impressive facilities we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires high-end marks across the board. Even in a city offering 27 nursing homes, this facility stood out. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed 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
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. Inspection scores are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Compounding its first-rate accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its short-term care score. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving patients more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last category we scored is long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a decent grade of C. This actually ended up being this facility's weakest area. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We found that this facility administered the vaccine to just 90.74733 percent of its residents, which is not a very encouraging sign. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 7.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percent of long-term residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 1.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 2.51% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 14.44% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 10.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 6.59% of Patients

This is the percent of residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 91.04% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 14.48% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 26.75% of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' health.


Grade: A+

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 0 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 26.75% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 4.66% of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 63.36% of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Pittsburgh, PA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Three Rivers5.24 miles away1401 Forbes Avenue, Suite 250 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219Dialysis Stations: 16 (412) 281-8233
  • Dci Renal Services of Pittsburgh, LLC - Oakland5.86 miles away3260 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213Dialysis Stations: 30 (412) 647-3700
  • Davita Northside Dialysis6.18 miles away930 Madison Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15212CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (412) 322-2520