Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a very-large nursing home located in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. This nursing home was given an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. Based on our assessment, you would be better off to avoid of this nursing home. Finally, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so hopefully its performance improves in the coming year.
Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
700 Leonard Street,
Clearfield PA 16830
56.29% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Registered Staff Hours
Although we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it actually earned a very impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that area with a B+. Our inspection grades are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities with severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. This particular nursing home received 10 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility only received a D for its long-term care grade, which is actually one of its better category grades. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.59267 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.35 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second lowest score is short-term care, where it earned just a D in that category. This is a relatively poor grade. With our short-term care rating, we seek to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 47.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these relatively poor statistics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care score.
The last area we graded is nursing. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in that area. The nursing score is based on several factors, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. To pair with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this facility had bad scores in many of the quality-based metrics we looked at in computing our nursing scores. For starters, we looked at the percent of patients having falls which led to serious injury. This place was at more than 1.5 times the national average in this statistic.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 89.35% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is 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
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.79 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.17% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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