560 Woodbury Road, Blairsville PA 15717 · (860) 274-6748 · 91.08% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
Watertown Convalarium is a small nursing home located in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. With an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most people. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this place. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its long-term care grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 46 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care grade. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In addition, this nursing home also earned top notch health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an B+. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. When computing our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. 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 facility Pennsylvania in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home was given an extremely favorable short-term care rating. We awarded it a grade of B+ in this area, wrapping up one of our better profiles. Short-term care scores are critical for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.