Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is located in Forksville, Pennsylvania. With an overall rating of B, this looks like a fine nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
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 - Individual
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this place also earned top notch inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best scores in this category, with an A. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it was awarded a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, short-term care is its second most favorable category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A-. In computing our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is generally a useful assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. There are several subcategories included in this category. Most of the subcategories reflect staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst category was long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. We gave it an F in this category. In spite of several excellent grades in other categories, this score is nevertheless somewhat alarming so we would like to to draw your attention to it. Facilities that do not score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit concerned this facility gave the vaccine to only 89.189186 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
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, 13.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 5.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.73% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 20.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.23% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 93.24% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 12.68% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.41 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.