Hamilton Arms Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall score of B, this is a good nursing home. The facilities in Lancaster received high grades across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the better places in Pennsylvania to find a nursing home. The best part of this facility's strong profile was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
Hamilton Arms Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially would like to point out its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A+ in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without having access to complete information regarding deficiencies for this facility, it ended up being a challenge to really evaluate it in the area of inspections.
Adding to this facility's list of strengths, it also earned an excellent nursing score. We gave them an impressive grade of B- in this area. Nursing grades are largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a solid grade of B-. With our short-term care category, we seek to create a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, this nursing home received a C in long-term care, which is a respectable rating. In calculating our long-term care scores, we look at the personal care offered to a facility's patients. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home provided the vaccine to just 74.44444 percent of its patients. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hamilton Arms Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hamilton Arms Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hamilton Arms Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hamilton Arms Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hamilton Arms Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hamilton Arms Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hamilton Arms Center, 3.23% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hamilton Arms Center, 88.5% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hamilton Arms Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hamilton Arms Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hamilton Arms Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hamilton Arms Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hamilton Arms Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Lancaster, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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