Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Indiana, Pennsylvania. This is a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. In our view, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for most people. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong facility is that it earned a very impressive inspection score. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this area, we awarded it an A. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third highest category we gave this facility in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an above average percentage. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home was given a strong short-term care grade in our assessment, with a B-. While this isn't nearly as dominant as several of its other grades, this is nevertheless a decent grade in this category. Our short-term care grades are critical for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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, 1.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 2.02% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 2.85% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 7.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 27.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 0.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 99.29% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 15.84% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 19.73% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 0.71 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 19.73% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beacon Ridge, a Choice Comm, 75.03% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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