With over 25 nursing homes to choose from in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Germantown Home is one of the multitude of choices here. This nursing home received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. At the end of the day, we would struggle to recommend this facility. The only positive thing we can say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Germantown Home has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall score is not a highlight, it actually received a slightly more favorable score in the category of inspections. We awarded it a grade of B- for this area, which is a decent score. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an B-. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are seeing residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, while this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. With our short-term care rating, we endeavor to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category. For patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 96.275604 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Germantown Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Germantown Home, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Germantown Home, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Germantown Home, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Germantown Home, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Germantown Home, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Germantown Home, 3.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Germantown Home, 88.5% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Germantown Home, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Germantown Home, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients well-being.
In Germantown Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Germantown Home, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Germantown Home, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Germantown Home, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Philadelphia, 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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