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Bucktail Medical Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: BMay 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: BAug 20: BSep 20: A-Oct 20: AJan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: AAug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-
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Bucktail Medical Center's website

1001 Pine Street,
Renovo PA 17764

(570) 923-1000

59.06% estimated occupancy 1

Bucktail Medical Center is a small hospital-based facility located in Renovo, Pennsylvania. With an overall grade of A-, this is undoubtedly a very strong nursing home. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility excelled at short-term care. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of A- for that category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government 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

This facility was given an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 90.625 percent of its patients. This is somewhat below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final area, this nursing home also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of B+. This rounded out a very impressive report card. In computing a facility's nursing score, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bucktail Medical Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Bucktail Medical Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Bucktail Medical Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have had a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Bucktail Medical Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Bucktail Medical Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for several medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Bucktail Medical Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bucktail Medical Center, 3.23% of Patients

This is the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Bucktail Medical Center, 88.5% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Bucktail Medical Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Bucktail Medical Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Bucktail Medical Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bucktail Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away1001 Pine Street Renovo Pennsylvania 17764Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 923-1000
  • Lock Haven HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.17 miles away24 Cree Drive Lock Haven Pennsylvania 17745Proprietary(570) 893-5024