Located in Mc Connellsburg, Pennsylvania, Fulton County Medical Center is the only nursing home we identified in the area. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end rating. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing grade, which we will address in the next section.
Fulton County Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
214 Peach Orchard Road,
Mc Connellsburg PA 17233
79.85% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing grades are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong profile, this nursing home also was given a dominant short-term care score, with a grade of A-. With our short-term care assessment, we try to craft a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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In addition, this facility also earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best grades in that area, with a score of A-. Inspection grades are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, this nursing home was given a respectable long-term care score. Even though this was not nearly as dominant as several of its other scores, this is still not a poor grade. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.16514 percent of its residents. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fulton County Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fulton County Medical Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fulton County Medical Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which have experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fulton County Medical Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fulton County Medical Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fulton County Medical Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fulton County Medical Center, 3.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fulton County Medical Center, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fulton County Medical Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fulton County Medical Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.
In Fulton County Medical Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fulton County Medical Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fulton County Medical Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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