The Gardens at Gettysburg is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a city with a total of 27,619 people. This facility was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a subpar rating. Keep in mind that Gettysburg received a city grade of B, so should consider other options in the city as well. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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The Gardens at Gettysburg
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections category. This grade is far more impressive than the place's overall grade. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid nursing homes that have too many deficiencies. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of C. Nursing scores are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a patient more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility just a D for our short-term care rating. This is not an impressive grade. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. With its score in this category, we weren't surprised to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected here. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is a rock bottom grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 92.30769 percent of its residents. This is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Gardens at Gettysburg Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 5.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 7.23% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 30.41% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 28.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 2.07% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 93.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 20.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 25.85% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 0.02 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 generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 25.85% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 8.33% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 71.34% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Gettysburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has 3 other nursing homes
- Gettysburg HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.78 miles away147 Gettys Street Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 334-2121
- Upmc Pinnacle HanoverAcute Care Hospitals 14.62 miles away300 Highland Ave Hanover Pennsylvania 17331Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 637-3711
- Waynesboro HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.67 miles away501 East Main St Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 765-4000
- Davita Heritage Lake Dialysis3.84 miles away20 Expedition Trl, Suite 202 Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325Dialysis Stations: 9 (717) 337-1012
- Total Renal Care Inc13.96 miles away1155 Carlisle Street, Suite 610 Hanover Pennsylvania 17331CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (717) 632-1681
- u.s. Renal Care - Hanover14.24 miles away191 Wilson Ave Hanover Pennsylvania 17331Dialysis Stations: 15 (717) 637-3140
- Fresenius Kidney Care - Waynesboro17.44 miles away27 Vista Avenue Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 765-8880