Gino J Merli Veterans Center is a facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which has a population of 100,355 people. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Scranton. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Gino J Merli Veterans Center
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Gino J Merli Veterans Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not have many positive things to say about this place's overall score, it did receive a respectable government inspection report this year. It received a decent grade in this area with a B-. We believe that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing grade considers a number of factors. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third highest category turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. Short-term care grades are commonly used to assess a facility's rehabilitation services To have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this facility was awarded a B- for long-term care, which we consider to be a respectable rating. With our long-term care grade, we analyze the amount of care offered by a facility, as well as a handful of qualitative statistics. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility administered the vaccine to 99.61464 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable figure. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gino J Merli Veterans Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients which suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 3.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 88.22% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gino J Merli Veterans Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Scores for Scranton, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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