Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This city is among the largest cities in the country with has a total of 1,526,206 people. This turns out to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of C. This grade is not too far off the city grade for Philadelphia, which is a B-. The best part of this place's profile is its remarkable inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
6445 Germantown Avenue,
Philadelphia PA 19119
90.96% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
The second best category we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a C. Our short-term care ratings are critical for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a respectable grade in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of C. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 77.452415 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last category we assessed was nursing, which turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Our nursing rating is based on a handful of components, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which sustained a UTI. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 88.22% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Philadelphia, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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