Ellen Memorial Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this is likely a solid facility. Based on our ratings, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this facility's profile is is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Ellen Memorial Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its decent overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our inspections rating. This is far better than its overall score. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B+. In determining our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 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 facility performed very well in terms of 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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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a respectable score in the area of long-term care, with a C. Our long-term care grade assesses a nursing home's assistance with daily living instead of the highly skilled therapy and medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.672134 percent of its patients. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this facility received a decent short-term care score of C. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ellen Memorial Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which had falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 3.12% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 88.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
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