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Mercy Center Nursing Unit

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  • Independent Living

Updated Aug 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Mercy Center Nursing Unit's website

P O Box 370, Lake Street,
Dallas PA 18612

(570) 675-2131

87.28% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Mercy Center Nursing Unit has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Located in Dallas, Pennsylvania, Mercy Center Nursing Unit is one of just a couple available facilities in the area. This is a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a solid choice for most people. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this proved to be a strong facility is that it received a very impressive long-term care rating. In fact, long-term care was its best grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A-. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.652176 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0 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 prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Turning to another of this facility's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be one of its best category grades. In that category, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of B+. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we analyzed is short-term care. We gave this facility a decent grade in this category, with a B-. Even though this wasn't as dominant as some of this nursing home's other grades, it is still not a poor grade. With our short-term care rating, we strive to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 3.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Mercy Center Nursing Unit Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 1.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 3.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 3.16% of Patients had UTIs

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 18.03% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 35.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 0% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 97.83% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 11.3% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 28.56% of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: A

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 28.56% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 7.22% of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Mercy Center Nursing Unit, 61.91% of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.59 miles away1000 East Mountain Boulevard Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18711Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 826-7300
  • Tyler Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.95 miles away5950 State Route 6 West Tunkhannock Pennsylvania 18657Proprietary(570) 836-2161
  • Regional Hospital of ScrantonAcute Care Hospitals 17.32 miles away746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18501Proprietary(570) 348-7100
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  • Geisinger-Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.52 miles away1822 Mulberry Street Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 969-8240

Nearby Dialysis

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  • Tunkhannock Dialysis14.56 miles away5950 Sr 6 Tunkhannock Pennsylvania 18657Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 836-6139
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc16.04 miles away321 Meridian Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18504Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 340-1648
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