Sacred Heart Hospital Tcf
421 Chew Street, Allentown PA 18102 · (610) 776-4500 · 80.45% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Sacred Heart Hospital Tcf is in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The city has a total of 166,081 people. This nursing home received an extremely impressive overall grade of A+, resulting in it being one of the best facilities in Allentown. This really is an impressive accomplishment since the city offers plenty of quality facilities. We also wanted to point out that this place is based in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive medical services are available. This also turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Short-term care grades are typically used to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. It provided approximately 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical nursing home. This is what we look for when grading a nursing home in this category. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Pennsylvania in this area with 76.2 percent of its residents returning home.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat 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
Turning our next category, this nursing home received first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this facility 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 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the final category we rated, this nursing home received a very favorable grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the facility wrapped up a straight A profile. There are several data points within this area. Many of the data points reflect levels of nurse staffing. This facility provides an incredible 5.9 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the country in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sacred Heart Hospital Tcf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better