Green Ridge Care Center is a facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which has a population of 100,355 people. This facility was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end rating. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Scranton. The city has just one other nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection grade. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
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Green Ridge Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be 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. Despite this deficiency, this nursing home still received a relatively positive inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The second best area we awarded this nursing home in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 86.81672 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. The nursing category includes quite a few factors, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this subcategory. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest category is short-term care, which is the last area we assessed. For this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. Short-term care grades are commonly used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Given its abysmal rating in this area, we were not surprised to discover that this nursing home offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 3.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Green Ridge Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Green Ridge Care Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Green Ridge Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Green Ridge Care Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Green Ridge Care Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Green Ridge Care Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Green Ridge Care Center, 3.3% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Green Ridge Care Center, 86.27% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Green Ridge Care Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Green Ridge Care Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Green Ridge Care Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Green Ridge Care Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Green Ridge Care Center, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Green Ridge Care Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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