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. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Scranton. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a strong score in short-term care. This facility earned a grade of B in this area, which turns out to be one of our more impressive grades. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing grades also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was long-term care, is this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a grade of D in this category. This is one of the few weak points in a strong report card. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 96.38989 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, 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.
Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.88% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.41% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 18.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 96.45% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9.64% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 73.8% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Scranton, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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 B-plus
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