Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center is a facility in Smyrna, Delaware, which has a population of 22,984 people. This facility is a well below average nursing home. A score of this caliber suggests we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Smyrna. The city has just one other nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong nursing grade. You can scroll down to find out about nursing and other category scores
Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
3034 South Dupont Highway,
Smyrna DE 19977
81.58% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were down on this facility overall, we gave it a B for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 country 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 having a system of moving patients more frequently.
We actually gave this nursing home a very solid grade in the area of inspections as well. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is better than many nursing homes in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third highest category ended up being its long-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of C. With our long-term care assessment, we assess the sheer volume of care offered by a facility, as well as some quality measures. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.9899 percent of its residents. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was short-term care, which turned out to be a low point for this facility. We gave this facility a grade of just D for the area of short-term care. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
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, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 1.83% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 11.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 19.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 3.54% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 94.07% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 14.59% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 20.95% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 1.41 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 20.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, 75.7% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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