Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter is a large nursing home located in Buckingham, Pennsylvania. This is a very respectable facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable rating. Based on our analysis, this place has quite a bit going for it. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially wanted to point out its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded high marks in the area of long-term care as well. In fact, it received one of our best grades in that category with a score of A-. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96.39889 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of C. Our short-term care scores are critical for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility received a C for nursing, which is generally an acceptable rating. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this area. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 3.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 88.22% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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