Quality Life Services - Apollo is a large nursing home located in Apollo, Pennsylvania. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. We simply can't say enough favorable things about this nursing home. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Quality Life Services - Apollo
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in inspections, where it received an A. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a dominant long-term care grade. This actually ended up being this nursing home's second most impressive category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.87736 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. In calculating our nursing ratings, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is short-term care, in which this nursing home received a grade of B. This actually is this nursing home's weakest category. A facility is doing something right when their poorest score still outperforms most other nursing homes. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Quality Life Services - Apollo Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 3.12% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 88.22% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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