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Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac's website

265 South Mckean Street,
Kittanning PA 16201

(724) 548-2222

65.47% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac is a nursing home located in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, a city with a population of 18,214 people. This facility received an overall rating of F. This facility does not seem to have any redeeming qualities. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. This place was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We were also surprised to discover that this facility earned a solid short-term care rating in our assessment. We awarded it a B- in that area. Our short-term care ratings are likely more important for residents requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. The nursing score consists of a handful of subcategories, however, the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we assessed was long-term care, in which this nursing home received an abysmal grade here as well. We gave it an F in this area, which is obviously a major concern. Facilities that do not fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 92.72727 percent of its patients. This is slightly less than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 3.12% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 88.22% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Fac, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Allegheny Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.9 miles away1301 Carlisle St Natrona Heights Pennsylvania 15065Voluntary non-profit - Other(412) 224-5100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ara - Central Kittanning Dialysis Center, LLC2.41 miles awayOne Nolte Drive 700 Medical Arts, Suite 720 Kittanning Pennsylvania 16201CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (724) 543-3151
  • Dci of Parks Bend13.09 miles away1143 Industrial Park Road Vandergrift Pennsylvania 15690Dialysis Stations: 19 (724) 845-3313
  • Davita Allegheny Valley Dialysis17.32 miles away1620 Pacific Avenue Heights Plaza Shopping Center Natrona Heights Pennsylvania 15065Dialysis Stations: 11 (724) 224-4382