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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2616 Locust Gap Highway,
Mount Carmel PA 17851
70.66% estimated occupancy 1
- 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 99.01961 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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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B- in this area. Short-term care grades are often used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
The final area we analyzed is nursing. This facility received a B- for this category. We assessed the skill-level of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses worked with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric.
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, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 3.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 88.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehab, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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