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Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1 Heidelberg Drive,
Wernersville PA 19565

(610) 927-8200

73.58% estimated occupancy 1

Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente is located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. The city has a population of 8,531 people. Featuring an overall score of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the higher-rated facilities we looked at. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home an A+ for inspections. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive short-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be this facility's second strongest category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. In the category of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

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. When determining our nursing scores, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 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 nursing home Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a patient at least once a day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we assessed is long-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B-. This proved to be this nursing home's worst area. This is nevertheless not a major area of concern. With our long-term care grade, we look at the amount of services provided by a nursing home, along with a handful of qualitative measures. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this nursing home provided the vaccine to a relatively low 69.84127 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, 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

Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 3.12% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 88.22% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 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

Grade: A-minus

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Phoebe Berks Health Care Cente, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Joseph Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.33 miles away2500 Bernville Road Reading Pennsylvania 19605Voluntary non-profit - Church(610) 378-2000
  • Reading HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.62 miles away420 S 5th Avenue Reading Pennsylvania 19611Voluntary non-profit - Other(610) 988-8000
  • Wellspan Ephrata Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.2 miles away169 Martin Avenue Ephrata Pennsylvania 17522Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 733-0311
  • Upmc LititzAcute Care Hospitals 18.18 miles away1500 Highlands Drive Lititz Pennsylvania 17543Proprietary(717) 625-5670

Nearby Dialysis

  • Reading Dialysis Center5.64 miles away965 Berkshire Boulevard Reading Pennsylvania 19610CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (610) 370-5323
  • Pennsylvania Dialysis Clinic of Reading6.05 miles away625 Spring Street Reading Pennsylvania 19610CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (610) 375-1215
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Reading, LLC8.44 miles away1001 Reed Avenue Building E, Suite 410 Reading Pennsylvania 19610Dialysis Stations: 11 (610) 378-7963
  • Davita - Ephrata8.75 miles away67 West Church Street Stevens Pennsylvania 17578CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 335-7399
  • Lebanon County Dialysis17.95 miles away440 Oak Street Lebanon Pennsylvania 17042CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (717) 272-3050
  • Davita - Quentin Circle Dialysis18.12 miles away966 Isabel Drive Lebanon Pennsylvania 17042Dialysis Stations: 8 (717) 273-1026
  • Physicians Dialysis of Lancaster, LLC18.26 miles away345 W. Main St., Suite 202 Leola Pennsylvania 17540Dialysis Stations: 13 (717) 556-0080