Philadelphia Protestant Home is just one of 49 facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city has quite a few more choices compared to most other cities in Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities in Philadelphia. We can not find many negative things to say about this facility. Its scores are as good as they get. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its short-term care score. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
Philadelphia Protestant Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also earned an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is considered to be a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored ended up being this facility's poorest area. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still awarded it an acceptable grade of C for long-term care. In computing our long-term care grades, we analyze the personal care received by a facility's residents. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to only 80.78175 percent of its patients. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Philadelphia Protestant Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 3.23% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 88.5% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Philadelphia Protestant Home, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Philadelphia, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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