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 29 nursing homes, this facility stood out. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
489 Castle Shannon Blvd,
Pittsburgh PA 15234
65.15% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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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
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. This facility provided the vaccine to 95.32374 percent of its residents. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 3.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 88.22% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 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 patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Pittsburgh, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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