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.
Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
951 Washington Avenue,
Tyrone PA 16686
78.82% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
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. For patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.16859 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
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, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. More supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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