Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This city is among the most densely populated cities in the country with has a total of 1,526,206 people. This is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid grade. In fact, we found this facility to be better than most of the nursing homes in Philadelphia, which has a city grade of B-. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall score, this facility performed even better in our inspections category which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A- for this area, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is generally a solid assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a resident more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is long-term care. This facility was given a C in this area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 99.6063 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this metric may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.23% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 88.5% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Liberty Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Philadelphia, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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