Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center is a large nursing home located in Smyrna, Delaware. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some decent marks. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its strong inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a decent facility is it earned a favorable inspection grade. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a B. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 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 place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning residents more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best area ended up being short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a C. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this area. Long-term care grades are commonly used to assess a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 93.13501 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is slightly below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 7.12% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 5.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 3.4% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 10.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 15.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 4.16% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 96.35% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 4.07% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 10.6% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 10.6% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 9.76% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 87.22% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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