Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg is an average-sized non-profit 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 short-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home an A- for our short-term care grade. This score is much more impressive than the nursing home's overall grade. Our short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing ratings are largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Inspections are another area where this nursing home excelled. We gave this facility a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. This score is much more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final category, this nursing home did not fare very well. Due to an abysmal grade of F in long-term care, this is its poorest category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 78.645836 percent of its patients. This is many points less than the national average. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score 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, 10.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 7.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 4.76% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 14.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 30.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 9.6% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 86.05% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 19.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 18.75% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 0.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 18.75% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 4.34% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, 71.12% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Hollidaysburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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