Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading is a facility located in Reading, Pennsylvania, a city with a total of 213,013 people. We gave this facility an overall score of B+ which is an impressive overall score. As a result, it outpaced the vast majority of the nursing homes in Reading by a wide margin. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. This facility also received very consistent grades in each of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
21 Fairlane Road,
Reading PA 19606
71.77% estimated occupancy 1
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Another quality feature for this facility is that it received an impressive long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being its second best category score. In this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 33.333336 percent of its patients. This is somewhat below what we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is short-term care. We gave this facility one of our better scores in this category, with a B. This facility proved to be very solid in each category we looked at. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 3.3% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 86.27% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehab at Reading, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Reading, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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