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Concordia of the South Hills

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Concordia of the South Hills's website

1300 Bower Hill Road,
Pittsburgh PA 15243

(412) 278-1300

91.3% estimated occupancy 1

Concordia of the South Hills is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is among the largest cities in the country. Featuring an overall score of A-, this nursing home is one of the better facilities we looked at. Pittsburgh offers a host of nursing homes, however, we doubt you will need to look at too many others. This one looks like a first class option. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To complement its impressive performance in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for our short-term care rating. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is considered to be a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. There are numerous criteria included in this area. Many of these subcategories relate to staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we scored is long-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B. Although this turned out to be its lowest category rating, this is nevertheless an impressive grade. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Concordia of the South Hills Quality Metrics

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Concordia of the South Hills, 88.22% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Concordia of the South Hills, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Concordia of the South Hills, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Pittsburgh, PA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has 28 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Clair HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.39 miles away1000 Bower Hill Road Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15243Voluntary non-profit - Private(412) 942-4000
  • Upmc MercyAcute Care Hospitals 6.37 miles away1400 Locust Street Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219Voluntary non-profit - Private(412) 232-8111
  • Allegheny General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.81 miles away320 East North Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15212Voluntary non-profit - Private(412) 359-3131
  • Ohio Valley General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.88 miles away25 Heckel Road Mc Kees Rocks Pennsylvania 15136Voluntary non-profit - Private(412) 777-6161
  • Magee Womens Hospital of Upmc Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 7.44 miles away300 Halket Street Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213Voluntary non-profit - Other(412) 641-4010
  • Upmc Presbyterian ShadysideAcute Care Hospitals 7.59 miles away200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213Voluntary non-profit - Private(412) 647-8788
  • Jefferson HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.21 miles away565 Coal Valley Road Clairton Pennsylvania 15025Voluntary non-profit - Private(412) 469-5000
  • West Penn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.1 miles away4800 Friendship Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15224Voluntary non-profit - Private(412) 578-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Bethel Park2.41 miles away6000 Alicia Drive Bethel Park Pennsylvania 15102Dialysis Stations: 4 (412) 833-2612
  • Liberty Dialysis - Banksville2.73 miles away2875 Banksville Road Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15216CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (412) 343-3060
  • Dci Renal Services of Pittsburgh, LLC - Banksville2.85 miles away2727 Banksville Road Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15216CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (412) 341-7410
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - South Hills3.15 miles away4651 Library Road Bethel Park Pennsylvania 15102Dialysis Stations: 18 (412) 835-1229
  • Davita - Jefferson Dialysis6.01 miles away14 Clairton Boulevard Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15236Dialysis Stations: 17 (412) 653-6007
  • Total Renal Care Inc6.36 miles away5888 Steubenville Pike, Suite 4 Mc Kees Rocks Pennsylvania 15136Dialysis Stations: 5 (412) 787-0314
  • Ara - Dialysis Unit at Ohio Valley Hospital LLC6.36 miles awayMedical Arts Building 27 Heckel Road, Suite 113 Mc Kees Rocks Pennsylvania 15136Dialysis Stations: 14 (412) 331-2423
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Three Rivers6.41 miles away1401 Forbes Avenue, Suite 250 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219Dialysis Stations: 16 (412) 281-8233