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Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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1000 Evergreen Avenue,
Weatherly PA 18255

(570) 427-8683

83.55% estimated occupancy 1

Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is located in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, a city with a population of 4,337 people. This is a well below average facility, with an overall grade of D. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Weatherly. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

While we were not complementary of this place's overall performance, it did receive an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B+. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B-. Nursing scores are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This particular facility provided just 3.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this statistic. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a resident more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This facility was given its next highest category grade in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this category, which is a respectable grade. In our long-term care assessment, we focus on the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, along with a few quality measures. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home vaccinated 96.065575 percent of its residents, which is a very solid statistic. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.87 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home was given an abysmal grade of F in this area. Short-term care ratings are vital for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 33.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which have suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-plus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 89.35% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.88% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 23.88 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.79 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 72.17% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - HazletonAcute Care Hospitals 7.71 miles away700 East Broad Street Hazleton Pennsylvania 18201Government - Local(570) 501-4000
  • St Luke's Hospital-Gnaden Huetten CampusAcute Care Hospitals 8.56 miles away211 North 12th Street Lehighton Pennsylvania 18235Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 377-1300
  • St Luke's Miners Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.63 miles away360 W Ruddle Street Coaldale Pennsylvania 18218Voluntary non-profit - Private(570) 645-2131
  • Palmerton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.89 miles away135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton Pennsylvania 18071Voluntary non-profit - Other(610) 826-3141

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Hazleton8.34 miles away110 Butler Drive Hazleton Pennsylvania 18201Dialysis Stations: 12 (570) 454-3558
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