Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing is a facility in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. The city has a population of 74,653 people. Featuring an overall score of B, this is a very respectable option. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing
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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A for the area of inspections. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a decent score in the category of short-term care, with a B-. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable category turned out to be long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In determining our long-term care scores, we look at the personal care received by the nursing home's patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.69512 percent of its residents, which is an above average figure. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Our next category is nursing, where we awarded this nursing home a B- in that category. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This facility provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 10.71% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 1.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 1.6% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients that had UTI's. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 6.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 17.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 0.31% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 99.07% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 5.35% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 20.17% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 20.17% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 8.15% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing, 96.55% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Wilkes Barre, 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 C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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