Quakertown Center is a large nursing home located in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a solid facility. This nursing home seems to have a few things going for it. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent government inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable long-term care grade. As a matter of fact, we gave it a B in that category, which is one of our more favorable scores. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 89.2057 percent of its residents. This is slightly below what we anticipated. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of short-term care, this nursing home was given just a D in this category. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Based on its score in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this place is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the data we assessed. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Moving on to the next area, this nursing home really did not fare well. Due to an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is this facility's worst category. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. This facility also had terrible scores in some of the quality-based metrics to go along with its low nursing hours. We looked at the percent of patients suffering pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This nursing home was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this measure. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that so many bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. This statistic helped pull down this nursing home's nursing grade quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Quakertown Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Quakertown Center, 12.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Quakertown Center, 2.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Quakertown Center, 1.7% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Quakertown Center, 19.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Quakertown Center, 13.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Quakertown Center, 1.92% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Quakertown Center, 92.31% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Quakertown Center, 17.11% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Quakertown Center, 24.98% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Quakertown Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Quakertown Center, 24.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Quakertown Center, 9.94% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Quakertown Center, 66.7% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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