17th & Chew Sts, Allentown PA 18105 · (610) 969-4225 · 69.23% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Lehigh Valley Hospital Tsu is a nursing home located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which has 166,081 people. Featuring an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is among the better nursing homes in Allentown. This truly is an impressive achievement given that the city offers some quality facilities. We also want to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are available. Finally, this proved to be a very consistent facility with consistent ratings in each of our categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of performing well overall, this facility received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we assessed. This is certainly a great sign. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Pennsylvania in this area with 73 percent of its residents returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, this facility was awarded a strong long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the last category we analyzed, this nursing home was given a very strong grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home wrapped up a straight A profile. Our nursing rating weighs quite a few data points, however, the main one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provides an incredible 5.8 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these statistics as good measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lehigh Valley Hospital Tsu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.