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Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: DOct 20: FJan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: FMay 21: FJun 21: FJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: FOct 21: FNov 21: FJan 22: FFeb 22: FMar 22: FApr 22: FMay 22: F
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245 East Eighth Street,
Watsontown PA 17777

(570) 538-2561

77.84% estimated occupancy 1

Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a senior living facility in Watsontown, Pennsylvania, a city with a total of 7,056 people. This nursing home was given an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. Based on our ratings, this place is not a fit for anyone. Surprisingly, we were able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it earned a fairly impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our more favorable grades in that category with a grade of B+. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This facility's second best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. There are a host of criteria within this grade. Most of these factors reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below the national average. This facility also had terrible scores in some of the quality-based measures to go along with its low nursing hour totals. We looked at the percentage of patients suffering pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This facility was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this metric.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Our next category we assessed was long-term care, where this facility received an F. Nursing homes that do not fare well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home provided the vaccine to only 79.9363 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we assessed was short-term care. We gave it a lowly F for this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Based on its grade in this area, we weren't stunned to find that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 41.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.38% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 89.35% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 23.88% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 8.79 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Watsontown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 72.17% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Upmc Susquehanna MuncyCritical Access Hospitals 9.42 miles away215 East Water Street Muncy Pennsylvania 17756Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 546-8282
  • Williamsport Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.29 miles away700 High Street Williamsport Pennsylvania 17701Voluntary non-profit - Other(570) 321-2389
  • Geisinger Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.52 miles away100 North Academy Avenue Danville Pennsylvania 17822Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 271-6211

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Monongalia County8 miles away3800 Mon Health Medical Park Drive Morgantown West Virginia 26505Dialysis Stations: 11 (304) 284-8292
  • Ncpdc - Lewisburg, LLC8.02 miles away135 Jpm Road Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837Dialysis Stations: 15 (570) 768-4660
  • Kidney Center Home Therapies, LLC12.68 miles away1660 Sycamore Road, Suite C Montoursville Pennsylvania 17754Dialysis Stations: 2 (570) 478-5234
  • Williamsport Dialysis Center12.68 miles away1660 Sycamore Road, Suite B Montoursville Pennsylvania 17754CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (570) 329-3300
  • Ncpdc Kidney Center LLC13.37 miles away1201 Grampian Blvd., Suite 1c Williamsport Pennsylvania 17701Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 478-5228
  • Geisinger Health System15.63 miles away100 North Academy Avenue Danville Pennsylvania 17822Dialysis Stations: 8 (570) 271-6561
  • Gmc Outpatient Dialysis Unit - Justin Drive17.05 miles away100 Justin Drive Danville Pennsylvania 17822Dialysis Stations: 21 (570) 271-6392
  • Davita - Selinsgrove Dialysis18.55 miles away1030 North Susquehanna Trail Selinsgrove Pennsylvania 17870Dialysis Stations: 13 (570) 374-1160

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