Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is located in Forksville, Pennsylvania. With an overall rating of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this facility. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned top notch inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher scores in this area, with an A. Our inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a score of A- for our short-term care score. Our short-term care grades are arguably more critical for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at 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.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed turned out to be this facility's worst area. However, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a respectable grade of C in long-term care. Long-term care grades are crucial for individuals in need of personal care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.77419 percent of its residents, which is higher than the average nursing home. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.23% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 88.5% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.