The Tcu at Nazareth Hospital
2601 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19152 · (215) 335-6367 · 91.42% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
The Tcu at Nazareth Hospital is located in the large metropolitan area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sporting an overall score of A-, this facility is among the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home received an A+ in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. This facility excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is an excellent sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation with 81.1 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
This nursing home has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing grade weighs many factors. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides an impressive 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Of this total, more than one fourth of these hours were provided by registered nurses, which is among the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We add more weight to hours worked by skilled nurses in determining our nursing scores. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was long-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of C. This ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. This is nevertheless not a bad grade. Our long-term care grades are more critical for individuals requiring more traditional assistance associated with activities of daily living. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on vaccination rates. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Tcu at Nazareth Hospital Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures 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 gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better