Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing is the sole facility we found in Towanda, Pennsylvania. We gave this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percent of all facilities in the United States. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong with this facility. This also appears to be a very consistent facility with consistent scores in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility excelled in long-term care. We awarded it an A for that category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 93.98496 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing rating includes a handful of factors, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of A-. This topped off a first-rate profile. Few nursing homes received an A- or higher in all four categories. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 3.23% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 88.5% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 8.84 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
In Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- Guthrie Towanda Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away91 Hospital Drive Towanda Pennsylvania 18848Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 265-2191
- Troy Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.65 miles away275 Guthrie Drive Troy Pennsylvania 16947Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 297-2121