Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg is an average-sized facility located in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. Based on our ratings, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive nursing score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our nursing rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Nursing grades are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This is one of our better grades. In crafting our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was long-term care, which was this nursing home's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a D in that category. Sadly, this category hurt the facility's overall grade a bit. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 93.392075 percent of its patients. This is somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 3.23% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 88.5% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Hollidaysburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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