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Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's website

100 Lynwood Avenue,
Scranton PA 18505

(570) 346-7381

68.92% estimated occupancy 1

Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is on a list of 11 nursing homes in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall score of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. You can definitely do worse than this place. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. This nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also performed well in the category of short-term care, with top notch score of A- in this category. In computing these short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we consider the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this statistic. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a patient even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home's weakest category was long-term care, which is the last area we looked at. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this area. In spite of multiple decent grades in other areas, this score is nevertheless alarming so we felt obligated to make a note of it. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.2684 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who had a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Scranton, PA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Dialysis

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