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.
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Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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 nursing home also received a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B in that category, which is one of our better scores. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area is short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is basically a slightly below average score in this area. Short-term care ratings are important for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care, which is this facility's weakest category. We gave it an F for this area, which is clearly a major concern. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category may not provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes provide. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 78 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly below the national average. To our surprise, 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 the majority of 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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who experienced a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have suffered from UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 3.3% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 86.27% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehab Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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