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. Based on our assessment, this facility may not be a great fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
The Gardens at Gettysburg
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
741 Chambersburg Road,
Gettysburg PA 17325
94.41% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good score in the category of inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
The next highest category we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our short-term care grade is generally used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Our nursing grade is based on numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below the national average. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility really did not fare well in this area either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in long-term care, this is about as bad as it gets. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is often a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated just 89.82558 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature 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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 1.85% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 15.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 18.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 3.3% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 86.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 17.92% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 17.92 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 9.68 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Gardens at Gettysburg, 73.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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