Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a facility in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, which has 10,243 people. This facility is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. A score of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. We were not surprised to discover that this is the highest graded nursing home in the city. Headlining this facility's remarkable profile is its short-term care grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. In our short-term care category, we seek to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the 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 facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A+. Our nursing category weighs several datapoints, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care, where this facility was awarded a B-. Even though this is its least impressive category score, this is nevertheless not the end of the world. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 95 percent of its residents. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.23% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 88.5% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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