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Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation's website

1011 Berks Road,
Leesport PA 19533

(610) 376-4841

72.69% estimated occupancy 1

Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation is a very-large government-owned nursing home located in Leesport, Pennsylvania. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this place also earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of A+. Inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this nursing home also was awarded favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.46667 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing score consists of a handful of subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. 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 facility 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we looked at is short-term care, is this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this category. This is one of just a few dings of an otherwise strong report card. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we discovered that this facility offers less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 2.5 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 88.5% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 8.84 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation, 72.22% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Joseph Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.05 miles away2500 Bernville Road Reading Pennsylvania 19605Voluntary non-profit - Church(610) 378-2000
  • Reading HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.93 miles away420 S 5th Avenue Reading Pennsylvania 19611Voluntary non-profit - Other(610) 988-8000
  • Wellspan Ephrata Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.14 miles away169 Martin Avenue Ephrata Pennsylvania 17522Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 733-0311

Nearby Dialysis

  • Reading Dialysis Center3.15 miles away965 Berkshire Boulevard Reading Pennsylvania 19610CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (610) 370-5323
  • Pennsylvania Dialysis Clinic of Reading3.57 miles away625 Spring Street Reading Pennsylvania 19610CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (610) 375-1215
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Reading, LLC3.75 miles away1001 Reed Avenue Building E, Suite 410 Reading Pennsylvania 19610Dialysis Stations: 11 (610) 378-7963
  • Davita - Ephrata13.47 miles away67 West Church Street Stevens Pennsylvania 17578CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 335-7399
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Kutztown15.99 miles away45 Constitution Boulevard Kutztown Pennsylvania 19530Dialysis Stations: 11 (610) 683-9766