St Anne's Retirement Community is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Columbia, Pennsylvania. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in Pennsylvania. This is really as good of a nursing home as you'll find. If you look below, you will see this place's category scores, which appear to be just as strong as its overall score.
St Anne's Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our best scores in that area with a grade of A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was given a strong grade of A in our long-term care category. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we scored, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home wrapped up a straight A report card. In crafting our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Anne's Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who have had a UTI. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 3.23% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 88.5% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many believe that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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