Rehabilitation Center at Brethren Village
3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster PA 17606 · (717) 569-2657 · 66.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Rehabilitation Center at Brethren Village is a very-small non-profit nursing home located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We gave this facility a strong overall score of A+. In fact, we ranked it as the best facility in Lancaster. Lancaster offers a slew of other nursing homes, however, it is doubtful you will need to look at too many others. This one is a first class option. Finally, this turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong ratings in each of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless government inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to be awarded multiple A+ category scores. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This place excelled at the highest level in two key staffing areas we looked at. It supplied about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the average facility. This is usually a very favorable sign. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Pennsylvania in this area with 72.7 percent of its residents returning home.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. The nursing grade consists of many components, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 7.6 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This was one of the better figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded is long-term care. We awarded them another great grade of A+ in this category. This rounded out a amazing report card of A+'s. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We weren't able to locate this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rehabilitation Center at Brethren Village Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better