With an address in Bangor, Pennsylvania, Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center is the lone option we found in the area. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road grade. Based on our assessment, there are certainly much worse facilities out there. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its stellar inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in that category with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's better category grades was in the category of long-term care. This turned out to be its second most favorable category. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Long-term care grades are vital for residents seeking personal care. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 92.39766 percent of its patients. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. There are several criteria within this area. Many of these subcategories relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area is short-term care, which is the final category we scored. In this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. With its poor score in this category, we weren't shocked to learn this facility provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.9 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents that experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which experienced urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.23% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 88.5% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Slate Belt Health & Rehabilitation Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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