Berwick Retirement Village Nrs is located in Berwick, Pennsylvania. Our scoring system was not favorable to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall grade of F. This facility doesn't seem to have much going for it. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: B-Sep 19: CJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

While we graded this place incredibly poorly overall, it received a relatively impressive government inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our more favorable scores in that area with a B. Inspection grades are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Unfortunately, this facility only earned a grade of D for its short-term care grade, which ended up being one of its more favorable category scores. Short-term care grades are commonly used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. As you might expect, we discovered that this facility offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We were surprised to find that it performed better in this area, with 49.3 percent of its residents returning home. This was just about this nursing home's sole highlight in this area.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: FAug 19: DSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

We gave this facility just a D for our long-term care score. This is not an impressive grade. Nursing homes that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the vaccine to a relatively low 52.566734 percent of its residents. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. With 1.99 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility didn't fare as well as the average nursing home.

Nurse Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Turning to the next category, this facility did not perform well in this area either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is just about as bad as it gets. We looked at the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in computing our score in this category. This facility provided just 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Unfortunately, this facility also had terrible marks in some of the quality-based measures to pair with its low nursing hour totals. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and we were quite disappointed. This place was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this area.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Berwick Retirement Village Nrs Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.

Provider
C
10.06%
State
B+
6.71%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Provider
A-
1.85%
State
B
3.28%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
A-
1.04%
State
B+
2.11%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Provider
B
13.57%
State
B
15.33%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
C
25.83%
State
B
19.89%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
B
1.96%
State
B+
2.38%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
F
68.31%
State
B-
89.92%
National
B
92.02%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Provider
B
14.93%
State
B
14.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.

Provider
A
24.17%
State
B+
19.1%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
D
2.38
State
B+
1.5
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Provider
D
24.17
State
B-
19.1
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
F
17.83
State
B+
8.42
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B-
64.93%
State
B-
64.28%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Berwick Hospital Center 0.07 mi
701 East 16th Street Berwick Pennsylvania 18603
(570) 759-5020
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital 12.4 mi
549 East Fair Street Bloomsburg Pennsylvania 17815
(570) 387-2100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton 15.98 mi
700 East Broad Street Hazleton Pennsylvania 18201
(570) 501-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local

Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Kidney Care - Berwick 1.06 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
301 Market Street Berwick Pennsylvania 18603
(570) 752-9180
The Kidney Center of Greater Hazleton 13.02 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
426 Airport Road 2 Beltway Commons Hazleton Pennsylvania 18202
(570) 450-0870
Fresenius Kidney Care - Nanticoke 14.46 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
450 West Main Street Nanticoke Pennsylvania 18634
(570) 740-4820
Fresenius Kidney Care - Hazleton 16.01 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
110 Butler Drive Hazleton Pennsylvania 18201
(570) 454-3558
Gmc Outpatient Dialysis Unit - Justin Drive 19.46 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
100 Justin Drive Danville Pennsylvania 17822
(570) 271-6392