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Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center's website

500 West Hospital Street,
Taylor PA 18517

(570) 562-2102

59.92% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is located in Taylor, Pennsylvania, a city with a total of 5,274 people. We gave this nursing home an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Taylor. While this place received a single encouraging category score for nursing, which you can find more information about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: C

While we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we gave it a C for our nursing rating. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the number of hours nurses are seeing patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Sadly, this nursing home's next best category was inspections, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. You should be especially cautious when considering a facility that has severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular facility had 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a risk to resident safety or health. 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we graded is short-term care, in which this nursing home received an F. Our short-term care scores are vital for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. With its score in this area, we weren't surprised to discover that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the figures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to our next area, this facility really did not fare well in this area either. With an abysmal grade of F in long-term care, this is just about as as uninspiring as it gets. For patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 95.1654 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients who had a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.23% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 88.5% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Regional Hospital of ScrantonAcute Care Hospitals 4.36 miles away746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18501Proprietary(570) 348-7100
  • Geisinger-Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.38 miles away1822 Mulberry Street Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 969-8240
  • Moses Taylor HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.43 miles away700 Quincy Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Proprietary(570) 340-2100
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.73 miles away1000 East Mountain Boulevard Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18711Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 826-7300
  • Wilkes-Barre General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.31 miles away575 North River Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18764Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 829-8111
  • Tyler Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.4 miles away5950 State Route 6 West Tunkhannock Pennsylvania 18657Proprietary(570) 836-2161

Nearby Dialysis

  • Old Forge Dialysis0.97 miles away325 South Main Street Old Forge Pennsylvania 18518Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 457-3174
  • Commonwealth Dialysis3.06 miles away920 S. Washington Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18505Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 344-5267
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc3.15 miles away321 Meridian Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18504Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 340-1648
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Pittston4.45 miles away455 North Main Street Pittston Pennsylvania 18640Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 655-4115
  • Dunmore Dialysis5.58 miles away1212 Oneal Highway Scranton Pennsylvania 18512CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 558-0190
  • Scranton Dialysis6.2 miles awayRear 475 Morgan Highway Scranton Pennsylvania 18508Dialysis Stations: 14 (570) 341-8270
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Wilkes Barre10.19 miles away307 Laird Street, Suite 1 Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18702CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (570) 825-9531
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc.10.19 miles away309 Laird Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18702Dialysis Stations: 4 (570) 822-1280