Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a nursing home located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which has 687,276 people. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this nursing home's profile is is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
2170 Rhine Street,
Pittsburgh PA 15212
74.2% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned an inspection score which is better than its overall rating. Inspection ratings are associated with a facility's recent health inspections. We awarded this facility an above average grade of B+ in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more favorable category scores was in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a B. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is more often than not a solid measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home permanently.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. Our nursing rating includes a variety of subcategories. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided just 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive category was long-term care, which is the final category we scored. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of just D. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the vaccine to a relatively low 68.06722 percent of its residents. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this facility fared poorly with 3.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this figure is nearly double the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.38% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 89.35% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 23.88 Percentage 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 Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 8.79 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Spring Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 72.17% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Pittsburgh, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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