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Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit's website

100 Fairfield Drive,
Seneca PA 16346

(814) 676-7600

73.12% estimated occupancy 1

Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit is a very-small hospital-based nursing home in Seneca, Pennsylvania. This facility is among the most elite nursing homes we looked at. In fact, it was given the very best rating. In fact, this facility made our top 500 list of the best nursing homes in the country, which is an impressive subset of nursing homes. Keep reading to see this place's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for its short-term care grade. With our short-term care score, we try to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, 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 employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 8.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. In calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning residents more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In our last category, this facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care grade, with an A. This finished off a first-rate profile. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit, 8.84 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Upmc Northwest Transitional Care Unit, 72.22% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Upmc NorthwestAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away100 Fairfield Drive Seneca Pennsylvania 16346Voluntary non-profit - Other(814) 676-7600
  • Titusville HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.07 miles away406 West Oak Street Titusville Pennsylvania 16354Voluntary non-profit - Private(814) 827-1851

Nearby Dialysis

  • Oil City Dialysis Center, LLC0.65 miles away6945 Us 322, Suite 640 Cranberry Pennsylvania 16319Dialysis Stations: 15 (814) 677-7034
  • Ara - Clarion Dialysis Center, LLC19.72 miles away825 East Main Street Clarion Pennsylvania 16214Dialysis Stations: 28 (814) 223-4655
  • Dci of Clarion19.76 miles away65 Dolby Street Clarion Pennsylvania 16214Dialysis Stations: 15 (814) 227-2222