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 third of all facilities in the United States. We flat out can't say enough great things about this place. As you will see below, this nursing home also performed well in our category scores. It would be 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 Jun 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
We also wanted to point out that this facility has received nearly flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an A in this area. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically avoided the most 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
We also want to note the fact that this facility received a top-shelf score of A in our long-term care area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.53301 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was short-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility a favorable grade of B. In forming our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 3.23% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 88.5% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Quality Life Services - Apollo, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint 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 Quality Life Services - Apollo, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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