Gettysburg Center is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This city has 27,619 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some solid scores. You could certainly do worse than this facility. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we awarded this facility a B+ in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable grades. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility'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 all facilities employs these skilled professionals. 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 that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. There are many datapoints included in this category. Most of these factors are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was long-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this category, which is clearly a major disappointment. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 93.57542 percent of its patients. This is somewhat below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gettysburg Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gettysburg Center, 7.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gettysburg Center, 3.63% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gettysburg Center, 1.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gettysburg Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gettysburg Center, 23.19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gettysburg Center, 1.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gettysburg Center, 95.39% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gettysburg Center, 16.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gettysburg Center, 20.37% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Gettysburg Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gettysburg Center, 20.37% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gettysburg Center, 13.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gettysburg Center, 62.41% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Gettysburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has 3 other nursing homes
- Gettysburg HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.47 miles away147 Gettys Street Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 334-2121
- Upmc Pinnacle HanoverAcute Care Hospitals 12.25 miles away300 Highland Ave Hanover Pennsylvania 17331Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 637-3711
- Waynesboro HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.83 miles away501 East Main St Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 765-4000
- Davita Heritage Lake Dialysis1.56 miles away20 Expedition Trl, Suite 202 Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325Dialysis Stations: 9 (717) 337-1012
- Total Renal Care Inc11.58 miles away1155 Carlisle Street, Suite 610 Hanover Pennsylvania 17331CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (717) 632-1681
- u.s. Renal Care - Hanover11.86 miles away191 Wilson Ave Hanover Pennsylvania 17331Dialysis Stations: 15 (717) 637-3140
- Fresenius Kidney Care - Waynesboro19.6 miles away27 Vista Avenue Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 765-8880