Ephrata Manor is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. This facility is one of the most elite facilities we found. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all facilities nationally. This nursing home was also given impressive ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
99 Bethany Road,
Ephrata PA 17522
76.25% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Ephrata, Pennsylvania Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few places performed this well in this category. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many dominant scores, this facility was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A in this category. Short-term care grades are generally used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out the fact that this facility was awarded an impressive score of A- in our long-term care area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 98.53372 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the last category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our nursing grade. This completed a first-rate report card. There are a number of factors included in this area. Many of these data points reflect nurse staffing. 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 facility Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ephrata Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ephrata Manor, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ephrata Manor, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that have sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ephrata Manor, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ephrata Manor, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ephrata Manor, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ephrata Manor, 3.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. High rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ephrata Manor, 88.22% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ephrata Manor, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ephrata Manor, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Ephrata Manor, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ephrata Manor, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ephrata Manor, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ephrata Manor, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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