Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, a city with 13,488 people. This facility received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Tyrone. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
Even though we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively favorable short-term care rating. We gave it a B in this area, which was much better than its overall score. In calculating these short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
We were also pleasantly surprised to award this facility a relatively favorable inspection rating as well. We gave it a B- in this category, which easily topped its overall grade. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. In computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home was given an abysmal grade of F in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care likely don't provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to only 79.04411 percent of its residents, which is a bit of a concern. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.3% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 86.27% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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