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The Gardens at Wyoming Valley

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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The Gardens at Wyoming Valley's website

50 N. Pennsylvania Ave.,
Wilkes Barre PA 18701

(570) 825-3488

69.33% estimated occupancy 1

The Gardens at Wyoming Valley is an average-sized nursing home in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. This nursing home is a relatively poor nursing home. A score in this range indicates we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's subpar overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are seven other nursing homes in Wilkes Barre. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Although we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B for our inspections category. This grade is much better than the nursing home's overall grade. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with too many deficiencies flagged. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an B-. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this subcategory. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning patients at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its short-term care grade, which is not an impressive grade. Our short-term care grade is typically used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation To have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this place offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we rated was long-term care. This facility received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

The Gardens at Wyoming Valley Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients that experienced a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients that sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 3.12% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 88.22% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks 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

Grade: B

In The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Wilkes Barre, PA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • 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 C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania has 7 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Wilkes-Barre General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.1 miles away575 North River Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18764Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 829-8111
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.54 miles away1000 East Mountain Boulevard Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18711Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 826-7300
  • Geisinger-Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.3 miles away1822 Mulberry Street Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 969-8240
  • Regional Hospital of ScrantonAcute Care Hospitals 16.58 miles away746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18501Proprietary(570) 348-7100
  • Moses Taylor HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.59 miles away700 Quincy Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18510Proprietary(570) 340-2100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Wilkes Barre2.74 miles away307 Laird Street, Suite 1 Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18702CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (570) 825-9531
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc.2.74 miles away309 Laird Street Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 18702Dialysis Stations: 4 (570) 822-1280
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Nanticoke7.63 miles away450 West Main Street Nanticoke Pennsylvania 18634Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 740-4820
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Pittston7.96 miles away455 North Main Street Pittston Pennsylvania 18640Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 655-4115
  • Old Forge Dialysis11.42 miles away325 South Main Street Old Forge Pennsylvania 18518Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 457-3174
  • Commonwealth Dialysis15.23 miles away920 S. Washington Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18505Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 344-5267
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Pennsylvania, Inc15.48 miles away321 Meridian Avenue Scranton Pennsylvania 18504Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 340-1648
  • Dunmore Dialysis17.72 miles away1212 Oneal Highway Scranton Pennsylvania 18512CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 558-0190