The Springs at the Watermark is an average-sized facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. Despite Philadelphia offering 49 other nursing homes to select from, this nursing home jumped off the page as a superb option. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its short-term care grade, which we will address in the next section.
The Springs at the Watermark
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2 Franklin Town Blvd,
Philadelphia PA 19103
65.13% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. Short-term care grades are commonly used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident more often.
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This facility has had near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this facility was given a strong long-term care score. We gave it a grade of B+ in this category, finishing off one of our finer profiles. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 12.21374 percent of its residents. This is somewhat lower than we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Springs at the Watermark Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Springs at the Watermark, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents that developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Springs at the Watermark, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Springs at the Watermark, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Springs at the Watermark, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Springs at the Watermark, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Springs at the Watermark, 3.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Springs at the Watermark, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Springs at the Watermark, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Springs at the Watermark, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In The Springs at the Watermark, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is 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.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Springs at the Watermark, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Springs at the Watermark, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Springs at the Watermark, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Philadelphia, 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 B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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