Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center is located in the large metropolitan area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our scoring system was not kind to this facility, as it received an overall grade of F. Fortunately, if you aren't satisfied with this facility, there are 29 nursing homes to choose from in the city so you should be able to find a better option. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2025 Wightman Street,
Pittsburgh PA 15217
80.11% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This facility ended up receiving terrible ratings in our assessment. Most alarmingly, it received an F for inspections. More often than not, this means we found some red flags on the facility's government inspections. When a nursing home has this bad of an inspection rating, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This nursing home had 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a risk to patient safety or health. Lastly, we want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received large government fines of over $100,000. This typically means that a facility's bad track record spanned several years.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an F. The nursing rating considers numerous datapoints. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This facility's received an unfortunate long-term care grade where it received a lowly F. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 81.26582 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in that area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Given its score in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the figures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care patients which were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Pittsburgh, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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