Quality Life Services - Westmont is a small nursing home located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This facility received a rock bottom overall rating based on the data we looked at. This facility didn't have any redeeming qualities. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Quality Life Services - Westmont
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
787 Goucher Street,
Johnstown PA 15905
89.26% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Quality Life Services - Westmont has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our nursing rating, which isn't a bad grade. Our nursing score is primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This place offers 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which more than an hour of those were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We apply additional weight to these skilled nursing hours in computing our nursing ratings. Although this place excelled in terms of quantity of nursing hours, it fell short in certain datapoints that focused on quality. This nursing home's nursing score was hurt by its subpar performance in the area of minimizing pressure ulcers. In fact, we found that 12.3 percent of this facility's patients experienced pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't grade out too badly in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we gave it a grade of B- in that area, which ended up being another one of its more respectable scores. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more critical for patients in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. This place also performed well in this area with 59.8 percent of its residents returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is long-term care. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.08911 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Quality Life Services - Westmont Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 3.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 89.35% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 8.79 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Quality Life Services - Westmont, 72.17% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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