ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring) is a very-large non-profit nursing home in Reading, Pennsylvania. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B, making it one of the five highest graded facilities in the city. Even in a city of 10 nursing homes, this one looks like a sound choice. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring)
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this facility performed even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the nursing home's recent government inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for this category, which is one of our best grades. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this facility is that it was awarded an above average long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its second best category grade. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 68.49817 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing rating includes several datapoints, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, we awarded this facility a D in our short-term care category. This was the nursing home's weakest category rating. Naturally, this category hurt the facility's overall profile a bit. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we looked at. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring) Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that have suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 3.12% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 88.22% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 8.92 Percentage 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. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Sinking Spring), 72.59% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Reading, 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 C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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