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 fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Bucktail Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1001 Pine Street,
Renovo PA 17764
60% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home performed well in inspections, where it received an A-. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, this nursing home was given a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in that area. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After we finished assessing the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.8421 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we rated was short-term care, where this facility received a grade of B+. This rounded out a very favorable report card. Very few nursing homes earned a B+ or better in in each area we assessed. With our short-term care category, we attempt to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bucktail Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bucktail Medical Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bucktail Medical Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bucktail Medical Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bucktail Medical Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some 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 Bucktail Medical Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bucktail Medical Center, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bucktail Medical Center, 88.22% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bucktail Medical Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bucktail Medical Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bucktail Medical Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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