Quality Life Services - Markleysburg is a small nursing home in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania. This nursing home proved to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of C. You can definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Quality Life Services - Markleysburg
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
252 Main Street,
Markleysburg PA 15459
87.83% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bariatric Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a solid grade in the category of short-term care, with a C. In our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to create a sound measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category turned out to be its long-term care score, where it received a C. In calculating these long-term care scores, we analyze the facility's personal care services. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.11539 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last area we looked at was nursing, which turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a D in that category. In calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Quality Life Services - Markleysburg Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents which have had a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that have had a UTI. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 3.3% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 86.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Quality Life Services - Markleysburg, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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