Penn State Health Transitional Care
1135 West Chocolate Avenue 2nd Floor, Hummelstown PA 17036 · (717) 832-2600 · 91.36% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Penn State Health Transitional Care is a very-small nursing home located in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percent of all facilities in the country. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong with this place. Finally, this appears to be a very consistent facility with consistent ratings in all of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ short-term care grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. This facility is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it provided approximately 1.5 times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average nursing home. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Pennsylvania in this area with 74.1 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This score is based on the place's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a facility. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most 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.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. The nursing score consists of several subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 5.1 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A in this category. This wrapped up a straight A report card. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Penn State Health Transitional Care Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better