Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem is a facility located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which has 123,241 people. Sporting an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a world class facility. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 50 best facilities in Pennsylvania. This also appears to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong ratings in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
2855 Schoenersville Road,
Bethlehem PA 18017
99.66% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a favorable overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Although we determined this nursing home has a favorable volume of nursing hours provided by aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccination rate to be a bit low. It provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.79498 percent of its residents. This is a statistic we'd like to see this nursing home improve. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this facility had 2.19 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.1 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. In addition to offering impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the state when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these areas as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility was awarded an A-. This completed a very favorable report card. Only a select few nursing homes earned an A- or better in every category. Short-term care ratings are critical for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 3.38% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 89.35% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 1.24 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. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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