Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is the sole facility we found in Towanda, Pennsylvania. We gave this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the United States. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong with this facility. This nursing home also received very consistent scores in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in inspections, where it earned an A. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care area. In fact, it received a grade of A- for the area. With our short-term care score, we attempt to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In computing our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home also received an impressive long-term care rating, with a grade of B+. This finished off an elite report card. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.34211 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 3.3% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 86.27% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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