The Gardens at Wyoming Valley is an average-sized nursing home in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. We gave this nursing home a C overall, which isn't a bad grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Wilkes Barre, which is a B-. Based on our ratings, there are certainly much worse places out there. This facility did not meet our expectations in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about these categories can be found below.
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The Gardens at Wyoming Valley
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility's overall grade was bolstered by the fact that it has earned favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B+. This is a much better score than the nursing home's overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
This facility also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an B+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. In calculating our nursing scores, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable area was its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a C. With our short-term care score, we seek to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 3.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was long-term care, proved to be this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a D in that category. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.73817 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many 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.
The Gardens at Wyoming Valley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 7.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 1.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 0.65% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 9.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 1.64% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 99.07% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 12.71% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 13.84% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 13.84% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 7.8% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 81.26% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Wilkes Barre, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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 B-plus
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