Emmanuel Center for Nursing is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Danville, Pennsylvania. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a respectable score. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's profile is is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Emmanuel Center for Nursing
- 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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a nursing rating which is stronger than its overall rating. We awarded this place an above average grade of B+ in this category. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident at least once a day.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at was short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is often a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, this facility was awarded a C for long-term care, which is an acceptable rating. In our long-term care category, we analyze the volume of care provided by a nursing home, as well as a handful of quality data points. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 95.703125 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emmanuel Center for Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents which have had UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 3.3% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 86.27% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emmanuel Center for Nursing, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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