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Good Shepherd Home Raker Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: AFeb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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Good Shepherd Home Raker Center's website

601 St John Street,
Allentown PA 18103

(610) 776-3199

97.47% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Good Shepherd Home Raker Center is one of nine nursing homes in the area. We awarded this facility a very impressive overall grade of A+. As a result, it is among the highest graded nursing homes in Allentown, which features plenty of quality nursing homes. You really can not do much better than this place. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category grades, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home earned near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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

Grade: A

Compounding its top-shelf assessments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A for our long-term care rating. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 91.83673 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we expected but still a decent percentage. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. There are several factors included in this area. Many of these datapoints reflect staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on to our next area, this facility also performed admirably in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that area. This wrapped up truly elite profile. Short-term care grades are often employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Good Shepherd Home Raker Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients that had a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 3.23% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 88.5% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Good Shepherd Home Raker Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Scores for Allentown, PA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Allentown, Pennsylvania has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Easton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.4 miles away250 South 21st Street Easton Pennsylvania 18042Proprietary(610) 250-4076
  • Palmerton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.42 miles away135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton Pennsylvania 18071Voluntary non-profit - Other(610) 826-3141
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Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Fogelsville1.44 miles away7310 Tilghman Street, Suite 100 Allentown Pennsylvania 18106Dialysis Stations: 13 (610) 395-1980
  • Davita - St. Luke's Allentown Dialysis1.66 miles away1901 Hamilton St., Suite 100 Allentown Pennsylvania 18104Dialysis Stations: 4 (610) 435-2590
  • Etowah Dialysis, LLC1.66 miles away1901 Hamilton St., Suite 200 Allentown Pennsylvania 18104Dialysis Stations: 4 (610) 776-1479
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - South Allentown2.36 miles away2820 Mitchell Avenue Allentown Pennsylvania 18103Dialysis Stations: 16 (610) 797-7655
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Allentown3.01 miles away3136 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown Pennsylvania 18103CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (610) 435-6718
  • Etowah Dialysis, LLC3.41 miles away1220 3rd Street Whitehall Pennsylvania 18052Dialysis Stations: 13 (610) 266-1706
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Whitehall3.6 miles away1320 Mickley Road Whitehall Pennsylvania 18052CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (610) 264-2228
  • Davita - St. Luke's Bethlehem4.58 miles away1425 8th Avenue Bethlehem Pennsylvania 18018CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (484) 403-4304