Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which has a population of 55,373 people. Featuring an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel nursing home. If you are not satisfied with this facility's rather poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are four other nursing homes in Carlisle. 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, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories G through L. This indicates it avoided the more ominous categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Short-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we awarded this facility a grade of C for its short-term care score, which really isn't a bad grade. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is more often than not a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. Our nursing category assesses several subcategories, most of which are based on nursing hours. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This number is far below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care. It received an F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 93.18886 percent of its patients, which is somewhat lower than we expected. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.3% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 86.27% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Carlisle, 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 B
Looking for more options? Carlisle, Pennsylvania has 4 other nursing homes
- Carlisle Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.07 miles away361 Alexander Spring Road Carlisle Pennsylvania 17015Proprietary(717) 249-1212
- Good Samaritan HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.93 miles awayFourth and Walnut Streets Lebanon Pennsylvania 17042Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 270-7500
- Holy Spirit HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.36 miles away503 North 21st Street Camp Hill Pennsylvania 17011Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 763-2100
- Pennsylvania Psychiatric InstitutePsychiatric 17.41 miles away2501 North Third Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110Proprietary(717) 782-4742
- Pinnacle Health HospitalsAcute Care Hospitals 17.88 miles away409 South Second Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17105Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 782-5181
- u.s. Renal Care - Carlisle0.57 miles away101 Noble Boulevard, Suite 103 Carlisle Pennsylvania 17013Dialysis Stations: 14 (717) 258-3099
- Fresenius Kidney Care - Cumberland1.34 miles away254 East High Street Carlisle Pennsylvania 17013Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 240-2944
- Wooten Dialysis, LLC1.63 miles away419 Village Dr., Suite 10 Carlisle Pennsylvania 17015Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 218-5104
- Dialysis Care Center - Mechanicsburg LLC10.01 miles away4 Flowers Drive, Suite 1 Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 17050Dialysis Stations: 11 (717) 795-4665
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