Harmon House Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse facilities out there. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
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Harmon House Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this facility's inspection grade exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a B+ in this area, which is a quality score. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores was in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B+. Our short-term care scores are arguably most meaningful for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our nursing category. This is one of our better grades. Nursing ratings are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care, which was this facility's worst category. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is certainly a major concern. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 92.82869 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly less than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harmon House Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harmon House Care Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harmon House Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harmon House Care Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harmon House Care Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harmon House Care Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harmon House Care Center, 3.3% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harmon House Care Center, 86.27% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harmon House Care Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harmon House Care Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harmon House Care Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harmon House Care Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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