St Anne's Retirement Community is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Columbia, Pennsylvania. This facility made our top 500 list of the top nursing homes in the nation. With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the nation, this is an exclusive list. This is really as good of a facility as you'll find. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category scores, which are just as strong as its overall grade.
St Anne's Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3952 Columbia Avenue,
Columbia PA 17512
57.89% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Columbia, Pennsylvania Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this facility an A+. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this category. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is long-term care, where this facility was given an A. This finished off an elite profile. Only a select few facilities received an A- or better in in each area we assessed. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
St Anne's Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 1.9% 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, 15.54% 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, 19.74% 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, 3.12% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Anne's Retirement Community, 88.22% 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, 14.84% 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, 21.64% 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, 1.31 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, 21.64 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, 8.92 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, 72.59% 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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