Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is the sole option we were able to find in Laporte, Pennsylvania. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our ratings, this place has some redeeming qualities. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 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
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor dings are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facilities next most favorable category was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. In the area of long-term care, we focus on the quantity of care provided by a facility, rather than more healthcare-oriented services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.466255 percent of its residents, which is higher than the average nursing home. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its third best category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. In computing these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. It does not appear that this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
The final category we scored is nursing, which is this facility's least impressive area. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. Unfortunately, this category hurt the nursing home's overall grade a bit. When computing a facility's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. In addition to receiving below average scores for total nursing hours, this nursing home was a bit less impressive in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing scores. We looked at the percentage of residents sustaining pressure ulcers and found that this nursing home was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in this statistic. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many pressure ulcers are preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, this statistic dragged down this facility's nursing rating significantly.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.93% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 34.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 37.23% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.63% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 95.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 13.52% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.02% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.02% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.52% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.37% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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