With an address in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Glen at Willow Valley is one of six available nursing homes in the city. This nursing home was given an elite overall grade of A, outscoring the vast majority of the nursing homes in Lancaster by quite a bit. This really is impressive since the city offers plenty of very good facilities. We could not find many bad things to say about this place. Its grades are just impeccable. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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Glen at Willow Valley
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving an elite overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ inspection grade. This grade is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is based on several subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is long-term care. Contributing to its elite resume, this nursing home also excelled in this area. In fact, we awarded it a of A in the category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth category we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B+. This topped off a very strong profile. Not many nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in every single category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Glen at Willow Valley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Glen at Willow Valley, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Glen at Willow Valley, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Glen at Willow Valley, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Glen at Willow Valley, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Glen at Willow Valley, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Glen at Willow Valley, 3.3% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Glen at Willow Valley, 86.27% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Glen at Willow Valley, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Glen at Willow Valley, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Glen at Willow Valley, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Glen at Willow Valley, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Glen at Willow Valley, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Glen at Willow Valley, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Lancaster, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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