Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit
100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346 · (814) 678-4642 · 73.75% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
With an address in Seneca, Pennsylvania, Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit is the only nursing home we identified in the area. With an overall grade of A+, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 10 nursing homes in Pennsylvania. We can't find many bad things to say about this facility. Its grades are impeccable. Headlining this facility's remarkable profile is its short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. With our short-term care category, we strive to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This nursing home is substantially above the national average in terms of its quantity of both physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. In fact, it provided about 50% more care per resident from both of these care providers than the average facility provided. These are generally good indicators of quality short-term care. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Pennsylvania in this area with 80.3 percent of its residents returning home.
In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This place boasts a really impressive 6.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the state when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these datapoints as good measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we analyzed, this nursing home was awarded high scores in the category of long-term care as well. As a result, it received an A+. This rendered it one of the few of facilities we awarded A+'s in all of our categories. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Upmc Northwest Transitional Care 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