Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Indiana, Pennsylvania. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our better scores. Not surprisingly, this is actually the best nursing home in the city. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1515 Wayne Avenue,
Indiana PA 15701
56.86% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in inspections, where it earned an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Does this page answer your questions about Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm?
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was awarded a top-shelf grade of A- in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. Even though this wound up being its lowest category grade, this is still a favorable rating. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 4.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 3.12% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 88.22% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Indiana, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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
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