ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading) is a large non-profit nursing home located in Reading, Pennsylvania. It looks like this is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. Even in a city of 10 nursing homes, this nursing home turns out to be a fine selection. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading)
- 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 Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its dominant long-term care score. We awarded them one of our most impressive scores in that area, with a score of A. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.373695 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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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. We assessed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in determining our score in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, this nursing home really didn't perform very well. With a poor grade of F in this area, this was obviously this facility's worst grade. Short-term care grades are meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the data we assessed. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading) Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients which have had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 3.12% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 8.92 Percentage of Patients
Measures 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 gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (West Reading), 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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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