Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center is a nursing home located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, a city with a population of 29,602 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. You could certainly do worse than this facility. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
This facility performed well in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it an B- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Nursing scores are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next most favorable area is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is essentially a middle of the pack grade in this area. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area was long-term care, which is the last area we assessed. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this category. Despite several decent scores in other categories, this grade is nevertheless disappointing so we would like to to point it out. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to a relatively low 70 percent of its patients, which is somewhat concerning. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who had a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 3.12% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 88.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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