Heinz Transitional Rehabilitation Unit
150 Mundy Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702 · (570) 830-8995 · 82.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Heinz Transitional Rehabilitation Unit is one of eight available nursing homes in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is one of the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. We can't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its ratings are as good as they get. Headlining this facility's remarkable profile is its short-term care rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 :
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received an A+ in short-term care. This is as good as it gets in this category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more hours of services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most facilities we looked at. This is a great sign. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Pennsylvania in this area with 64.2 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
This facility also received an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the rare facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared very well in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Not many facilities fared better in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the final category we analyzed, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the facility wrapped up a straight A report card. Nursing grades are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides an incredible 5 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heinz Transitional Rehabilitation Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better