Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We gave this facility an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. As far as we can see, you would be better off to avoid of this facility. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this facility earned a decent score in the area of nursing. You can find more information on this category below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 178 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our nursing rating. There are quite a few criteria within this category. Many of the criteria are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a relatively low total compared with most nursing homes. Although this nursing home didn't really impress in terms of the quantity of nursing care offered, it actually performed admirably in a few of our quality measures. In fact, it was above average in two of the major statistics we assess, with good scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Facility Inspections

D
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
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This facility did not receive favorable inspection reports in recent years. In fact, it received a grade of just D for its inspection score, which was unfortunately its second best category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. You should be most cautious when considering a nursing home with severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 35 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
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Turning to the category of short-term care, this facility was given a grade of just D in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is often a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 41.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next category we graded is long-term care. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in this area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility did not perform well in our measures relating to patient care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. We were a bit worried that this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to only 89.5487 percent of its patients. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this facility had 2.33 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this figure is also concerning.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
B
6.41%
State
B+
6.71%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B
2.85%
State
B
3.28%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
A-
1.21%
State
B+
2.11%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
8.58%
State
B
15.33%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
18.45%
State
B
19.89%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
B
1.44%
State
B+
2.38%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
D
85.68%
State
B-
89.92%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
D
24.73%
State
B
14.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A+
27.98%
State
B+
19.1%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.33
State
B+
1.5
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
F
27.98
State
B-
19.1
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
C
12.62
State
B+
8.42
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.

Provider
C
63.53%
State
B-
64.28%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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Dialysis Stations: 20
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Upmc Presbyterian - Renal Unit 1.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
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Davita Pittsburgh Home Modality Coe Pd 1.87 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
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Davita Bloomfield - Pittsburgh 1.87 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
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Fresenius Kidney Care - Western Pennsylvania 1.88 mi
Dialysis Stations: 23
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(412) 682-0205
Dci Renal Services of Pittsburgh, LLC - Oakland 1.95 mi
Dialysis Stations: 30
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Davita - East End Pittsburgh 2 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
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