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Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center's website

147 Old Newport Street,
Nanticoke PA 18634

(570) 735-7300

70.45% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is one of a mere two facilities there. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some decent scores. Based on our assessment, there are certainly much worse facilities out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its impeccable health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in that category, with an A. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this facility a decent score in the category of short-term care, where it received a B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is frequently a fair assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's least impressive category is long-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.190285 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Wilkes-Barre General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.06 miles away575 North River Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18764Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 829-8111
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.62 miles away1000 East Mountain Boulevard Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18711Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 826-7300
  • Berwick Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.99 miles away701 East 16th Street Berwick Pennsylvania 18603Proprietary(570) 759-5020
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - HazletonAcute Care Hospitals 17.04 miles away700 East Broad Street Hazleton Pennsylvania 18201Government - Local(570) 501-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Nanticoke0.56 miles away450 West Main Street Nanticoke Pennsylvania 18634Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 740-4820
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Wilkes Barre10.84 miles away307 Laird Street, Suite 1 Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18702CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (570) 825-9531
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc.10.84 miles away309 Laird Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18702Dialysis Stations: 4 (570) 822-1280
  • The Kidney Center of Greater Hazleton13.99 miles away426 Airport Road 2 Beltway Commons Hazleton Pennsylvania 18202Dialysis Stations: 21 (570) 450-0870
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Berwick14.79 miles away301 Market Street Berwick Pennsylvania 18603Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 752-9180
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Pittston15.67 miles away455 North Main Street Pittston Pennsylvania 18640Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 655-4115
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Hazleton18.02 miles away110 Butler Drive Hazleton Pennsylvania 18201Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 454-3558
  • Old Forge Dialysis19.16 miles away325 South Main Street Old Forge Pennsylvania 18518Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 457-3174