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Fairmount Homes

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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333 Wheat Ridge Drive,
Ephrata PA 17522

(717) 354-1800

77.98% estimated occupancy 1

Fairmount Homes is one of only two facilities in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. This facility is among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. This facility was given one of the highest grades we offer. We really can not say enough good things about this facility. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a resident more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our next area, we gave this facility a score of A- for its long-term care score. This is a very impressive grade. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 95.16616 percent of its patients, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we scored is short-term care, in which this nursing home received a grade of B-. While this ended up being its poorest category grade, this is nevertheless not the end of the world. In forming our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home'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 scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Fairmount Homes Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Fairmount Homes, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Fairmount Homes, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Fairmount Homes, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Fairmount Homes, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Fairmount Homes, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Fairmount Homes, 3.23% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Fairmount Homes, 88.5% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Fairmount Homes, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Fairmount Homes, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Fairmount Homes, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Fairmount Homes, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Fairmount Homes, 8.84 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Fairmount Homes, 72.22% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Wellspan Ephrata Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.2 miles away169 Martin Avenue Ephrata Pennsylvania 17522Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 733-0311
  • Upmc LititzAcute Care Hospitals 8.35 miles away1500 Highlands Drive Lititz Pennsylvania 17543Proprietary(717) 625-5670
  • Lancaster General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.16 miles away555 North Duke Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17604Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 299-5511
  • Reading HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.52 miles away420 S 5th Avenue Reading Pennsylvania 19611Voluntary non-profit - Other(610) 988-8000
  • St Joseph Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.43 miles away2500 Bernville Road Reading Pennsylvania 19605Voluntary non-profit - Church(610) 378-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Physicians Dialysis of Lancaster, LLC4.78 miles away345 W. Main St., Suite 202 Leola Pennsylvania 17540Dialysis Stations: 13 (717) 556-0080
  • Davita - Ephrata5.24 miles away67 West Church Street Stevens Pennsylvania 17578CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 335-7399
  • Davita - Lancaster9.39 miles away1412 East King Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17602CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (717) 392-1552
  • Davita - Manheim Pike Dialysis10.72 miles away1650 Manheim Pike Lancaster Pennsylvania 17601CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (717) 519-6978
  • Davita - Suburban Campus Dialysis11.77 miles away2100 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 390 Lancaster Pennsylvania 17604CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (717) 397-4019
  • Usrc Coatesville, LLC17.65 miles away160 Airport Road Coatesville Pennsylvania 19320Dialysis Stations: 13 (610) 383-4569
  • Reading Dialysis Center17.85 miles away965 Berkshire Boulevard Reading Pennsylvania 19610CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (610) 370-5323
  • Pennsylvania Dialysis Clinic of Reading18.01 miles away625 Spring Street Reading Pennsylvania 19610CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (610) 375-1215