Transitional Sub-Acute Unit
2802 Papermill Road, Reading PA 19610 · (484) 388-2721 · 96.6% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Transitional Sub-Acute Unit is a small hospital-based facility located in Reading, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall rating of A+, we rated this nursing home to be the number one nursing home in Reading. An overall score in this range is a reliable indication of a high quality facility. Reading has quite a few nursing homes, however, it is unlikely you will need to look at too many others. This one is a first-rate option. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important area. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This place excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical nursing home. This is often a great sign. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Pennsylvania in this area with 75.7 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional strength for this nursing home was long-term care, where it received an A+ grade. This is just about as strong as it gets in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we scored is nursing, where this facility received a grade of A. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Few nursing homes earned an A- or better in all four categories. We weighed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This particular facility provided 6.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This was one of the highest totals we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Transitional Sub-Acute Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better