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Barnes-Kasson County Hospital

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Barnes-Kasson County Hospital's website

2872 Turnpike Street,
Susquehanna PA 18847

(570) 853-3135

80.17% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Barnes-Kasson County Hospital has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Barnes-Kasson County Hospital is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber generally suggests some concerning datapoints. This wasn't the worse facility we found, but we would still struggle to recommend it. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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 Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we did not have many positive things to say about this nursing home's overall grade, it did receive a respectable government inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent score in that category with a B-. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an B-. The nursing score features numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's third highest area ended up being short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. Our short-term care scores are crucial for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we rated was long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. This is a decent grade in this area. In a long-term care environment, the facility'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. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Barnes-Kasson County Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 3.23% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 88.5% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, 72.22% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Barnes-Kasson County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away2872 Turnpike Street Susquehanna Pennsylvania 18847Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 853-3135
  • Endless Mountains Health SystemsCritical Access Hospitals 14.72 miles away100 Hospital Drive Montrose Pennsylvania 18801Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 278-3801
  • Greater Binghamton Health CenterPsychiatric 17.7 miles away425 Robinson St Binghamton New York 13901Government - Local(607) 724-1391
  • United Health Services Hospitals, IncAcute Care Hospitals 18.89 miles away10-42 Mitchell Avenue Binghamton New York 13903Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 763-6000
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, IncAcute Care Hospitals 19.98 miles away169 Riverside Drive Binghamton New York 13905Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 798-5111

Nearby Dialysis

  • Uhs Dialysis - Park Avenue18.88 miles away27 Park Avenue Binghamton New York 13903Dialysis Stations: 24 (607) 762-2225
  • Uhs Dialysis - Pennsylvania Avenue18.92 miles away65 Pennsylvania Avenue Binghamton New York 13903CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (607) 762-2015
  • Bridgewater Center for Dialysis19.63 miles away159 Front Street Binghamton New York 13905Dialysis Stations: 8 (607) 722-7225