Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a small facility in Brockway, Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. Based on the data we reviewed, you can not go wrong with this facility. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong profile, this nursing home also was given a dominant long-term care score, with a score of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. In calculating our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility 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 place 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is short-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their poorest score still rates higher than most other facilities. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Highland View Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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