Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a facility in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, which has 10,243 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires favorable marks in most areas. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this facility really excelled at short-term care, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our short-term care grade is typically used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
In addition, this facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on its recent government inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that area. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
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This facility really 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 nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this nursing home was given a decent long-term care score. Although this isn't as strong as a few of its other category grades, this is really a middle of the pack score. Our long-term care scores are more meaningful for individuals requiring more conventional services associated with activities of daily living. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 92.06349 percent of its residents, which is slightly less than we were hoping for. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.3% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 86.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of 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
In Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
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