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Scranton Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: DOct 20: FJan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: FMay 21: FJun 21: FJul 21: DAug 21: DSep 21: DOct 21: CNov 21: CJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: DJun 22: DAug 22: DSep 22: D
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Scranton Health Care Center's website

2933 Mccarthy Street,
Scranton PA 18505

(570) 341-6676

79.77% estimated occupancy 1

Scranton Health Care Center is a nursing home located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The city has 100,355 people. Sporting an overall grade of D, this is a lower end nursing home. Unfortunately, this grade is not too far off the city grade for Scranton, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still ought to be able to find a better option The best thing we can say about this facility is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that area, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home really excelled in the category of nursing, where it received a grade of D. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses are caring for patients and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's second lowest score is short-term care, where it earned a grade of just D in that category. This is a relatively poor grade. In computing our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is frequently a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this place offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care grade.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we graded was long-term care, which ended up being this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.47328 percent of its residents, which is a very solid datapoint. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Scranton Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Scranton Health Care Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Scranton Health Care Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Scranton Health Care Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Scranton Health Care Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Scranton Health Care Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Scranton Health Care Center, 3.12% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Scranton Health Care Center, 88.22% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Scranton Health Care Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Scranton Health Care Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Scranton Health Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Scranton Health Care Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Scranton Health Care Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Scranton Health Care Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Scranton, PA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Scranton, Pennsylvania has 10 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Geisinger-Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.94 miles away1822 Mulberry Street Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 969-8240
  • Regional Hospital of ScrantonAcute Care Hospitals 3.08 miles away746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18501Proprietary(570) 348-7100
  • Moses Taylor HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.1 miles away700 Quincy Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Proprietary(570) 340-2100
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.64 miles away1000 East Mountain Boulevard Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18711Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 826-7300
  • Wilkes-Barre General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.45 miles away575 North River Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18764Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 829-8111
  • Tyler Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.29 miles away5950 State Route 6 West Tunkhannock Pennsylvania 18657Proprietary(570) 836-2161

Nearby Dialysis

  • Commonwealth Dialysis1.73 miles away920 S. Washington Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18505Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 344-5267
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc2.02 miles away321 Meridian Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18504Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 340-1648
  • Old Forge Dialysis2.27 miles away325 South Main Street Old Forge Pennsylvania 18518Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 457-3174
  • Dunmore Dialysis4.25 miles away1212 Oneal Highway Scranton Pennsylvania 18512CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 558-0190
  • Scranton Dialysis5.52 miles awayRear 475 Morgan Highway Scranton Pennsylvania 18508Dialysis Stations: 14 (570) 341-8270
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Pittston5.69 miles away455 North Main Street Pittston Pennsylvania 18640Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 655-4115
  • Davita - Eynon Dialysis9.77 miles away260 Scranton Carbondale Highway Archbald Pennsylvania 18403Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 876-1874
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Wilkes Barre11.17 miles away307 Laird Street, Suite 1 Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18702CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (570) 825-9531