Kinkora Pythian Home is a facility in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, which has a population of 9,047 people. Sporting an overall score of B, this facility is a great option. This facility definitely has plenty of good features. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Kinkora Pythian Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this place also received first-rate government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in this category, with an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home truly excelled in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this category. In determining these short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, we gave this facility a D for long-term care. This was the facility's least impressive category rating. Of course, this category hurt the nursing home's overall profile a bit. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kinkora Pythian Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 3.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 88.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kinkora Pythian Home, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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