Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care is located in Cabot, Pennsylvania. This city has a population of 4,169 people. We gave this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. Based on our ratings, this facility is simply as good as it gets. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
134 Marwood Road,
Cabot PA 16023
96.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its dominant assessments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its long-term care score. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.35065 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. This nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.56 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a dominant short-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being this nursing home's third most impressive category grade. In that area, this facility received a grade of A-. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This proved to be more of a strength for this facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Pennsylvania with 73.3 percent of its residents returning home. For most nursing homes, less than half of their short-term residents ever return home.
The final area we analyzed was nursing, where this nursing home was given a grade of B. Even though this turned out to be its weakest category score, this is still a quality rating. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 3.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 89.35% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 8.79 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, 72.17% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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