Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is one of a mere three facilities in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. This facility has a few things going for it. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home an A for our long-term care score. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
We also wanted to emphasize this place's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area was short-term care, which is the final area we analyzed. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this area. Despite a few acceptable grades in other categories, this grade is still disappointing so we felt obligated to make a note of it. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 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 patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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