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. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Gettysburg. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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 facility overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B. The nursing grade includes numerous datapoints. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the pack score in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is long-term care, proved to be this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. This really was one of just a few dings on an otherwise impressive profile. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 75.757576 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was 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, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gettysburg Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gettysburg Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gettysburg Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gettysburg Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gettysburg Center, 3.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gettysburg Center, 88.5% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gettysburg Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gettysburg Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Gettysburg Center, 1.24 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, 23.65 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, 8.84 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, 72.22% 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-minus
- 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