With an address in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center is the lone nursing home located in the area. This nursing home is a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of C. You can certainly do worse than this facility. The best part of this place's report card is is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1404 Golf Park Drive,
Lake Ariel PA 18436
61% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this is a decent facility is that it earned a very favorable inspection grade. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given its next highest category score in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. In determining our long-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 92.193306 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.12 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than the majority of nursing homes.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. Our nursing score weighs several datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Although this place did not have as many nursing hours as many of the other nursing homes we looked at, it was still better than average in the area of avoiding falls. This is usually a good indicator of how carefully a nursing home's nursing staff is tending to its patients. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area was short-term care, which is the final category we assessed. For this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. Short-term care grades are often used to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 47.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 3.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 89.35% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 8.79 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, 72.17% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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