Hollidaysburg Veterans Home is one of four available nursing homes located in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. With an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the best nursing homes we found. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities nationally. If you look further down this page, you will see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive.
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Hollidaysburg Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. We analyzed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses were with residents, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
To complement its high-end achievements in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its short-term care score. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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This nursing home also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. It earned one of our best grades in that category with an A-. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this nursing home received a high-end long-term care grade. Even though this wasn't as impressive as several of its other category grades, this is still one of the better scores we offer. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.02597 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hollidaysburg Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 7.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 3.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who have had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 1.62% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 20.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 17.75% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 5.59% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 98.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 14.18% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 14.23% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 14.23% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Hollidaysburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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