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Penn State Health Transitional Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+Aug 22: A+Sep 22: A+
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Penn State Health Transitional Care's website

1135 West Chocolate Avenue 2nd Floor,
Hummelstown PA 17036

(717) 832-2600

84.09% estimated occupancy 1

Penn State Health Transitional Care is the only nursing home we identified in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percentile of all facilities in the country. In addition, this facility is also located in a hospital, which often means the facility offers more extensive healthcare services. As you will find below, this nursing home performed just as well in our category scores. We gave it a straight A report card!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Stroke Recovery
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility also received an A+ inspection rating. This score is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a 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

Grade: A-plus

This facility was given quality marks in the area of short-term care. For this reason, it was given one of our most impressive scores in that category with a score of A+. Short-term care scores are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing rating considers a variety of factors. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients at least once a day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The fourth category we graded is long-term care, where this facility received a grade of A. This finished off a very impressive report card. Very few nursing homes earned an A- or higher in every category. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Penn State Health Transitional Care Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Penn State Health Transitional Care, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Penn State Health Transitional Care, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Pinnacle Health HospitalsAcute Care Hospitals 10.19 miles away409 South Second Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17105Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 782-5181
  • Pennsylvania Psychiatric InstitutePsychiatric 11.4 miles away2501 North Third Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110Proprietary(717) 782-4742
  • Holy Spirit HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.73 miles away503 North 21st Street Camp Hill Pennsylvania 17011Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 763-2100

Nearby Dialysis

  • m.s. Hershey Medical Center2 miles awaym.c. hu23, University Physicians Center 1400 500 University Drive Hershey Pennsylvania 17033Dialysis Stations: 13 (717) 531-5033
  • Home Dialysis Services Hershey, LLC2 miles away555 E. Chocolate Ave., Suite 102 Hershey Pennsylvania 17033Dialysis Stations: 5 (717) 500-5177
  • Ldhb Middletown, LLC4.86 miles away1050 Kreider Dr., Suite 100 Middletown Pennsylvania 17057Dialysis Stations: 15 (717) 944-2327
  • Cedar Dialysis, LLC5.73 miles away479 Port View Drive, Suite b21 Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17111CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 558-0290
  • Davita Duke St Dialysis5.99 miles away901 E. Main Street, Suite 12 Palmyra Pennsylvania 17078Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 832-1390
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Harrisburg6.29 miles away4343 Union Deposit Road Union Court Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17111CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 564-5690
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Palmyra/Lebanon County7.04 miles away38-42 N. Londonderry Square Route 422 Palmyra Pennsylvania 17078Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 838-6050
  • Davita - Elizabethtown Dialysis8.3 miles away844 North Hanover Street Elizabethtown Pennsylvania 17022Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 361-0151