Centre Crest is a very-large non-profit facility in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber typically suggests a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Bellefonte. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
502 East Howard Street,
Bellefonte PA 16823
68.79% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't grade this nursing home favorably overall, we actually gave it an excellent score in the area of inspections, where it earned an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The next highest category we gave this nursing home in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.22185 percent of its residents, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We were stunned to find that this nursing home also excelled in nursing. We awarded it an D for that category, which is one of our best grades. There are quite a few factors included in this category. Most of the subcategories relate to nurse staffing. This particular facility offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This number is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a very poor score in this area as well. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is definitely very concerning. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. With a grade of this caliber for this category, we were not surprised to learn this facility was well below average in the two key staffing figures we looked at. The nursing home offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics doomed this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Centre Crest Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Centre Crest, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Centre Crest, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Centre Crest, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Centre Crest, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Centre Crest, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Centre Crest, 3.12% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Centre Crest, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Centre Crest, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Centre Crest, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Centre Crest, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Centre Crest, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Centre Crest, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Centre Crest, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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