With an address in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is one of only two nursing homes there. This turns out to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of B-. You could definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this place's profile is is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
3298 Ridge Road,
Bloomsburg PA 17815
89.39% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. Inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a score of A- for that area, which happens to be one of our best scores. Short-term care grades are generally used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest area is long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of just D. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 97.36842 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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