Paramount Nursing and Rehabilitation at South Hill
100 Knoedler Road, Pittsburgh PA 15236 · (412) 650-3100 · 81.76% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Paramount Nursing and Rehabilitation at South Hill is a very-small nursing home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is ranked among the best nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this facility as the best facility in Pittsburgh. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a very impressive short-term care score. In fact, this is this nursing home's second most impressive category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most critical for people requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Remarkably, this facility provides approximately 1.5 times as many hours of services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most facilities we assessed. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This place boasts a really impressive 6.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in Pennsylvania when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The fourth category we scored was long-term care, where this facility received an A. This finished off an elite report card. Only a select few nursing homes received an A- or higher in each of our categories. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. It does not look like this facility provided data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Paramount Nursing and Rehabilitation at South Hill Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better