United Zion Retirement Community is in Lititz, Pennsylvania. This city has a population of 42,626 people. This proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the best ratings that we offer. This is just about as good of a place as you'll find. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
United Zion Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third area, this facility was awarded first-rate long-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A- in that category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this facility was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that area, giving this facility straight A's. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
United Zion Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In United Zion Retirement Community, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In United Zion Retirement Community, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In United Zion Retirement Community, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In United Zion Retirement Community, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In United Zion Retirement Community, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In United Zion Retirement Community, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In United Zion Retirement Community, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In United Zion Retirement Community, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In United Zion Retirement Community, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In United Zion Retirement Community, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In United Zion Retirement Community, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In United Zion Retirement Community, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In United Zion Retirement Community, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Lititz, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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