Scranton Health Care Center is a nursing home located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The city has 100,355 people. Sporting an overall grade of B, this facility is a very good choice. As a matter of fact, this turned out to be better than many of the facilities in Scranton. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Scranton Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially would like to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A in this category. Inspection grades are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's quality category scores came in the category of short-term care. We gave them one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a score of B. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home also earned a score of B for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.46154 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we assessed was nursing. We gave it a B- in this area. This is a fair grade in this category. Our nursing rating is based on quite a few subcategories, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. While this facility did not have as many nursing hours as many of the other nursing homes we looked at, it was still better than average in the area of preventing major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Scranton Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Scranton Health Care Center, 4.1% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Scranton Health Care Center, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Scranton Health Care Center, 0.78% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Scranton Health Care Center, 5.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Scranton Health Care Center, 28.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Scranton Health Care Center, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Scranton Health Care Center, 99.23% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Scranton Health Care Center, 12.5% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Scranton Health Care Center, 20.82% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Scranton Health Care Center, 20.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Scranton Health Care Center, 2.53% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Scranton Health Care Center, 54.43% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Scranton, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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