Lakeside at Willow Valley is a senior living facility in Willow Street, Pennsylvania. This city has 8,957 people. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility. This facility was given one of the most impressive scores that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. You really can not do any better than this nursing home. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Lakeside at Willow Valley
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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One of the many reasons this place turned out to be a great nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at was long-term care. Contributing to its elite profile, this facility also performed well in this area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A for that area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.508896 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, this nursing home also was awarded an impressive short-term care score, with a grade of B+. This finished off a very favorable profile. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lakeside at Willow Valley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 3.12% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. High rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 88.22% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lakeside at Willow Valley, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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