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.
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Fulton County Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this facility was given a strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of B. Although this ended up being its worst category grade, this is nevertheless an impressive score. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home 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.
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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fulton County Medical Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fulton County Medical Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fulton County Medical Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fulton County Medical Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fulton County Medical Center, 3.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fulton County Medical Center, 86.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fulton County Medical Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fulton County Medical Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Fulton County Medical Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fulton County Medical Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
- Fulton County Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away214 Peach Orchard Road Mc Connellsburg Pennsylvania 17233Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 485-3155
- Chambersburg HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.01 miles away112 North Seventh Street Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 267-3000
- Dialysis Care Center Fulton County, LLC0.09 miles away214 Peach Orchard Road Mc Connellsburg Pennsylvania 17233Dialysis Stations: 8 (717) 325-3180
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