Hamilton Arms Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall score of B-, this is a decent nursing home. While there isn't anything wrong with a B-, it is worth noting that Lancaster received a city grade of B+ so there are some good options in this city. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Hamilton Arms Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
336 South West End Avenue,
Lancaster PA 17603
92.34% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without all of the deficiency related data for this nursing home, it ended up being difficult to grade the place in the area of inspections.
We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. When calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both staffing levels and the levels of licensure 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its third highest category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a respectable score. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is typically a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored is long-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. Of course, this category hurt the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 76.76057 percent of its residents. This is many points less than what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hamilton Arms Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hamilton Arms Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hamilton Arms Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hamilton Arms Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hamilton Arms Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hamilton Arms Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hamilton Arms Center, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hamilton Arms Center, 88.22% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hamilton Arms Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hamilton Arms Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Hamilton Arms Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hamilton Arms Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hamilton Arms Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hamilton Arms Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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