Simpson House is a large non-profit nursing home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This facility is among the most elite facilities we assessed. This nursing home was given one of the best scores we offer. We simply can't say enough great things about this nursing home. If you look further down this page, you can see this place's category scores, which are also strong.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few nursing homes performed this well in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its elite profile, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A in that area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about Simpson House?
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a B. While this is its lowest category rating, this is nevertheless an above average score. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the data points we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 96.464645 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Simpson House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Simpson House, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Simpson House, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Simpson House, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Simpson House, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Simpson House, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Simpson House, 3.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Simpson House, 88.22% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Simpson House, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Simpson House, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients health.
In Simpson House, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Simpson House, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Simpson House, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Simpson House, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Philadelphia, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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