Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is the only facility we found in Curwensville, Pennsylvania. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires quality scores in most areas. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
30 Fourth Avenue,
Curwensville PA 16833
72.29% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this place especially excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Not many facilities fared better in that category. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded a favorable long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 97.910446 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.48 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. There are a variety of criteria within this grade. Most of the factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provides only 3.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below the national average. While this nursing home didn't really impress in terms of the quantity of nursing care offered, it surprisingly performed admirably in some of our quality-based metrics. It was above average in two of the metrics we look at, with good scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is a fair grade in this area. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it performed decently in this area, with 48.2 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 89.35% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.88% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.79 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.17% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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