Stoneridge Poplar Run is a small non-profit nursing home located in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. Based on all of the relevant data, you can do much worse than this nursing home. As you can see below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Stoneridge Poplar Run
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
450 East Lincoln Avenue,
Myerstown PA 17067
70.5% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Myerstown, Pennsylvania Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this nursing home received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's above average category grades came in the area of short-term care. We gave them one of our more positive grades in that category, with a grade of B+. In calculating these short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.55173 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we analyzed was nursing. We gave this facility one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. This nursing home turned out to be very solid in all areas we analyzed. The nursing category consists of a handful of data points, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Stoneridge Poplar Run Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 88.22% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Stoneridge Poplar Run, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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