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Green Ridge Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Green Ridge Care Center's website

2741 Boulevard Avenue,
Scranton PA 18509

(570) 344-6121

90.52% estimated occupancy 1

Green Ridge Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. Based on our analysis, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.

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

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. 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 always a good sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, we also would like to point out that this nursing home received impressive long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our more favorable grades in this area, with a grade of B+. This turned out to be the nursing home's second best grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.07843 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Our nursing score assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. 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 several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the next category, this nursing home did not perform well. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this was its poorest area. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most meaningful for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. With a grade in this range for this category, we weren't stunned to discover that this place was below average in several staffing metrics we looked at. It provided far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Green Ridge Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Green Ridge Care Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which sustained a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Green Ridge Care Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Green Ridge Care Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Green Ridge Care Center, 3.12% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Green Ridge Care Center, 88.22% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Green Ridge Care Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

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

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Green Ridge Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Green Ridge Care Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Green Ridge Care Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Green Ridge Care Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

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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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • 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