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Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter's website

820 Durham Road p.o. Box 447,
Buckingham PA 18912

(215) 598-7181

88.61% estimated occupancy 1

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

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

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.

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

Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursingcenter Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: A+

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-minus

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: A-minus

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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Doylestown HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.33 miles away595 West State St Doylestown Pennsylvania 18901Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 345-2200
  • Horsham ClinicPsychiatric 12.27 miles away722 East Butler Pike Ambler Pennsylvania 19002Proprietary(215) 643-7800
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.73 miles away1648 Huntingdon Pike Jenkintown Pennsylvania 19046Voluntary non-profit - Church(215) 947-3000
  • Abington Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.81 miles away1200 Old York Road Abington Pennsylvania 19001Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 481-2000
  • Capital Health System-Fuld CampusAcute Care Hospitals 13.97 miles away750 Brunswick Ave Trenton New Jersey 08638Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 394-6000
  • Lansdale HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.13 miles away100 Medical Campus Drive Lansdale Pennsylvania 19446Voluntary non-profit - Other(215) 368-2100
  • St Francis Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.9 miles away601 Hamilton Ave Trenton New Jersey 08629Voluntary non-profit - Church(609) 599-5000
  • Lower Bucks HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.32 miles away501 Bath Road Bristol Pennsylvania 19007Proprietary(215) 785-9200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Belmont Court Dialysis - Doylestown Campus6.13 miles away252 Belmont Avenue Doylestown Pennsylvania 18901Dialysis Stations: 22 (215) 348-7333
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc.6.92 miles away105 Terry Drive Suite 118 Newtown Pennsylvania 18940Dialysis Stations: 12 (215) 968-3064
  • Liberty Dialysis - Doylestown7 miles away2800 Kelly Road, Suite 110 Warrington Pennsylvania 18976CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (215) 488-7226
  • Newtown Dialysis Center7.09 miles away60 Blacksmith Road Newtown Pennsylvania 18940Dialysis Stations: 18 (267) 757-8060
  • Davita Franklin Commons Dialysis7.8 miles away720 Johnsville Boulevard, Suite 800 Warminster Pennsylvania 18974CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (215) 682-7691
  • Langhorne Dialysis Center10.03 miles away880 Town Center Drive Langhorne Pennsylvania 19047CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (215) 757-4115
  • Dialysis Center at Oxford Court10.13 miles away930 Town Center Drive, Suite G-100 Langhorne Pennsylvania 19047Dialysis Stations: 14 (215) 750-9831
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Abington11.64 miles away1036 Easton Road Willow Grove Pennsylvania 19090Dialysis Stations: 24 (215) 657-5595