Colonial Park Care Center is a senior living facility located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a city with 165,527 people. Our scoring system was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall rating of F. At the end of the day, you would be better off to avoid of this nursing home. We were surprisingly able to give this facility some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.
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Colonial Park Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it performed pretty well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that category, which is one of our better scores. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid places that have too many severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home ended up receiving a an abysmal score in our long-term care area. It received an F in this category. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.579834 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this facility a rock-bottom F in the category of short-term care. With our short-term care score, we strive to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. As you might expect, we discovered that this nursing home offers significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last category we graded is nursing. This facility received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. Our nursing rating includes several factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Park Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Park Care Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Park Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Park Care Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Park Care Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Park Care Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Park Care Center, 3.3% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Park Care Center, 86.27% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Park Care Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Park Care Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Colonial Park Care Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Park Care Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colonial Park Care Center, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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 Colonial Park Care Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Harrisburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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