Patriot, a Choice Community The is a facility located in Somerset, Pennsylvania. This city has a total of 19,090 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A grade in this range requires some solid scores. Based on our assessment, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this place's report card was is its short-term care score. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Patriot, a Choice Community The
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
495 West Patriot Street,
Somerset PA 15501
58.8% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in our short-term care category, with an impressive grade of A- in this category. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in Pennsylvania in this area with 65.3 percent of its residents returning home.
Inspections is another category where this facility excelled. We gave this facility an B+ for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than its overall grade. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 9 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned an A+ nursing grade. This is as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing rating includes several datapoints. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area is long-term care, which is the last category we scored. For this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.86539 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was not as bad as we expected at keeping its patients out of the hospital. While it had 1.74 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score wasn't bad since it had some more complicated patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Patriot, a Choice Community The Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 3.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 89.35% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 8.79 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures 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 measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Patriot, a Choice Community The, 72.17% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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