The Lutheran Home at Topton is the lone option we identified in Topton, Pennsylvania. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. You flat out can not do much better than this place. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category scores, which are also impressive. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 194 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

On the list of its many elite scores, this nursing home received first-rate short-term care score. In fact, it received a grade of A- in that area. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that it outperformed the overwhelming majority of nursing homes in the nation with 61.8 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are with residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a resident even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

The fourth category we scored was long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This finished off a first-rate profile. Very few nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in every category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 87.03125 percent of its patients. Fortunately, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.05 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a significantly better hospitalization rate than the average nursing home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

The Lutheran Home at Topton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
A
3.24%
State
B+
6.71%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.

Provider
A-
1.72%
State
B
3.28%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
B
2.21%
State
B+
2.11%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
B-
16.43%
State
B
15.33%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
C
24.69%
State
B
19.89%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
A+
0.16%
State
B+
2.38%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
C
92.93%
State
B-
89.92%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A-
9.98%
State
B
14.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.

Provider
B
16.56%
State
B+
19.1%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.

Provider
B+
1.05
State
B+
1.5
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
B
16.56
State
B-
19.1
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
4.5
State
B+
8.42
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.

Provider
D
58.11%
State
B-
64.28%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Lehigh Valley Hospital 10.64 mi
1200 South Cedar Crest Boulevard Allentown Pennsylvania 18105
(610) 402-2273
Acute Care Hospitals
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Sacred Heart Hospital 14.42 mi
421 Chew Street Allentown Pennsylvania 18102
(610) 776-4900
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St Joseph Medical Center 16.9 mi
2500 Bernville Road Reading Pennsylvania 19605
(610) 378-2000
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Voluntary non-profit - Church
Reading Hospital 17.57 mi
420 S 5th Avenue Reading Pennsylvania 19611
(610) 988-8000
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St Luke's Hospital Bethlehem 17.86 mi
801 Ostrum Street Bethlehem Pennsylvania 18015
(610) 954-4000
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Pottstown Hospital 17.99 mi
1600 East High Street Pottstown Pennsylvania 19464
(610) 327-7000
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St Luke's Quakertown Hospital 18.52 mi
1021 Park Avenue Quakertown Pennsylvania 18951
(215) 538-4500
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Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Kidney Care - Kutztown 4.32 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
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(610) 683-9766
Etowah Dialysis LLC 5.98 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2550 Route 100, Suite 2 Macungie Pennsylvania 18062
(610) 336-8350
Fresenius Kidney Care - Allentown 11.03 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
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(610) 435-6718
Fresenius Kidney Care - South Allentown 12.27 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
2820 Mitchell Avenue Allentown Pennsylvania 18103
(610) 797-7655
Etowah Dialysis, LLC 12.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
1901 Hamilton St., Suite 200 Allentown Pennsylvania 18104
(610) 776-1479
Davita - St. Luke's Allentown Dialysis 12.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
1901 Hamilton St., Suite 100 Allentown Pennsylvania 18104
(610) 435-2590
Fresenius Kidney Care - Schnecksville 13.46 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
4909 Route 873 Schnecksville Pennsylvania 18078
(610) 799-2011
Fresenius Kidney Care - Fogelsville 14.52 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
7310 Tilghman Street, Suite 100 Allentown Pennsylvania 18106
(610) 395-1980