Ellen Memorial Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall grade of B, this nursing home is a great option. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Ellen Memorial Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 strong overall performance, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Among its many impressive grades, this nursing home earned an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it an B in that area. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at is short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a favorable short-term care score, with a B in this area. With our short-term care assessment, we attempt to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care. For this category, we awarded this facility a B-. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.05064 percent of its patients. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
Ellen Memorial Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 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 residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 3.23% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 88.5% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients well-being.
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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