Gettysburg Center is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This city has 27,619 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some solid scores. You could certainly do worse than this facility. The best part of this place's profile is its stellar inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
867 York Road,
Gettysburg PA 17325
76.27% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this facility an B-. In determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Finally, nursing ratings also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a solid grade in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of C. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is more often than not a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored was long-term care, which is this facility's weakest area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We found that this facility vaccinated only 76 percent of its patients, which is a bit of a concern. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score 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, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gettysburg Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gettysburg Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gettysburg Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gettysburg Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gettysburg Center, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gettysburg Center, 88.22% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gettysburg Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gettysburg Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Gettysburg Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gettysburg Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gettysburg Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gettysburg Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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 B-minus
- 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
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- 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