With an address in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab is the lone nursing home located in this city. It looks like this is a very respectable facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.66777 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Nursing grades are largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is frequently a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 3.23% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 88.5% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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