Located in Du Bois, Pennsylvania, Dubois Nursing Home is one of a mere two available facilities in this area. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to discover that this place received consistently decent grades in each of the other areas we looked at. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Dubois Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility really outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best grades in this category with an A-. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category is long-term care. We gave it a C in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. For patients seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 93.11224 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Our last area is short-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a C in this area. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 3.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dubois Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dubois Nursing Home, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dubois Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dubois Nursing Home, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a UTI. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dubois Nursing Home, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dubois Nursing Home, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dubois Nursing Home, 3.23% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dubois Nursing Home, 88.5% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dubois Nursing Home, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dubois Nursing Home, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Dubois Nursing Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dubois Nursing Home, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dubois Nursing Home, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dubois Nursing Home, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.