Hearthside Rehab Center is a senior living facility in State College, Pennsylvania. This city has a population of 66,497 people. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a lower end facility. This nursing home is about as bad as it gets. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
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Hearthside Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Unfortunately, we did not have any good things to write about this facility's overall grade or its category grades. Its best category is the area of inspections. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still performed relatively poorly. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. Generally, you should be most cautious when considering a nursing home that has severe deficiencies on a recent inspection report. This nursing home had a category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies found by CMS had the potential to pose actual harm to patients. Finally, we also want to point out that this place was assessed large government fines of more than $50,000. This often signifies that government inspectors grew tired after several years of bad inspections.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an F. Nursing grades are mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a an abysmal score in our long-term care category. It received an F in this category. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 95.07693 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is short-term care. This nursing home was given an abysmal grade of F in this category. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Considering its score in this category, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hearthside Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who have experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 3.3% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 86.27% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hearthside Rehab Center, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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