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Elk Haven Nursing Home

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Elk Haven Nursing Home's website

785 Johnsonburg Road,
Saint Marys PA 15857

(814) 234-2618

78.41% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania, Elk Haven Nursing Home is one of just two available nursing homes in the city. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. As far as we can see, this nursing home would be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its decent overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for its inspection grade. This grade is far better than the facility's overall rating. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility earned an B in nursing. Nursing scores are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next best area came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are probably most meaningful for folks in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next category we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of C in the category. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.37107 percent of its residents. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Elk Haven Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 3.23% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 88.5% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 8.84 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Elk Haven Nursing Home, 72.22% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Penn Highlands ElkCritical Access Hospitals 0.09 miles away763 Johnsonburg Road Saint Marys Pennsylvania 15857Voluntary non-profit - Private(814) 788-8000
  • Upmc KaneAcute Care Hospitals 18.72 miles away4372 Route 6 Kane Pennsylvania 16735Voluntary non-profit - Private(814) 837-8585

Nearby Dialysis

  • Renal Care-Partners of St Marys, LLC0.2 miles away753 Johnsonburg Road Saint Marys Pennsylvania 15857CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (814) 788-5005