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Green Ridge Care Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Green Ridge Care Center's website

2741 Boulevard Avenue,
Scranton PA 18509

(570) 344-6121

89.05% estimated occupancy 1

Green Ridge Care Center is a facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which has a population of 100,355 people. This facility was given an overall grade of B-, which is a good rating. Even in a city with 11 other nursing homes, this nursing home looks like a respectable choice. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection scores are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have few deficiencies on those 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

Grade: B-plus

We also awarded this nursing home an impressive grade in long-term care. This nursing home received a B+ in this area, which turns out to be one of our more favorable scores. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.006645 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing scores are largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving patients more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final category we scored was short-term care, which was this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Sadly, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. Short-term care grades are generally used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 3.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Green Ridge Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Green Ridge Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Green Ridge Care Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Green Ridge Care Center, 3.23% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 88.5% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Green Ridge Care Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Green Ridge Care Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Green Ridge Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Green Ridge Care Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Green Ridge Care Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Green Ridge Care Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

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 B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Scranton, Pennsylvania has 10 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Regional Hospital of ScrantonAcute Care Hospitals 2.21 miles away746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18501Proprietary(570) 348-7100
  • Moses Taylor HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.29 miles away700 Quincy Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Proprietary(570) 340-2100
  • Geisinger-Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.92 miles away1822 Mulberry Street Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 969-8240
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.8 miles away1000 East Mountain Boulevard Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18711Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 826-7300
  • Wilkes-Barre General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.57 miles away575 North River Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18764Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 829-8111
  • Tyler Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.28 miles away5950 State Route 6 West Tunkhannock Pennsylvania 18657Proprietary(570) 836-2161

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dunmore Dialysis1.58 miles away1212 Oneal Highway Scranton Pennsylvania 18512CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 558-0190
  • Scranton Dialysis2.14 miles awayRear 475 Morgan Highway Scranton Pennsylvania 18508Dialysis Stations: 14 (570) 341-8270
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc3.16 miles away321 Meridian Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18504Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 340-1648
  • Commonwealth Dialysis3.48 miles away920 S. Washington Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18505Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 344-5267
  • Davita - Eynon Dialysis4.61 miles away260 Scranton Carbondale Highway Archbald Pennsylvania 18403Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 876-1874
  • Old Forge Dialysis7.23 miles away325 South Main Street Old Forge Pennsylvania 18518Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 457-3174
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Pittston10.73 miles away455 North Main Street Pittston Pennsylvania 18640Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 655-4115
  • Childs Dialysis14.04 miles away101 South Main Street Carbondale Pennsylvania 18407Dialysis Stations: 8 (570) 281-9201