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Weirton Geriatric Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Weirton Geriatric Center's website

2525 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Weirton WV 26062

(304) 723-4300

82.77% estimated occupancy 1

Weirton Geriatric Center is a large facility in Weirton, West Virginia. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some decent marks. Based on our ratings, there are certainly far worse facilities out there. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a much better grade for nursing than it received overall. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. In computing our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning residents more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next most favorable category is short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

In the last category of inspections, this ended up not being this nursing home's worst grade. Inspection scores are based on a facility's recent inspections. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories G through L. This tells you that this facility avoided the more serious categories of deficiencies. We didn't consider anything on this facility's inspection reports to be overly concerning.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Weirton Geriatric Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 8.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 3.85% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 16.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 4.5% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 92.52% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 25.29% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 25.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Weirton Geriatric Center, 71.34% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Weirton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.24 miles away601 Colliers Way Weirton West Virginia 26062Government - Local(304) 797-6000
  • East Liverpool City HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.21 miles away425 West 5th Street East Liverpool Ohio 43920Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 385-7200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Weirton Dialysis Center2.01 miles away100 Colliers Way Suite 1 Weirton West Virginia 26062Dialysis Stations: 17 (304) 748-7384
  • Davita - Paris Dialysis2.54 miles away32 Steubenville Pike Burgettstown Pennsylvania 15021Dialysis Stations: 17 (724) 729-3350
  • Davita Steubenville Home Training Center6.32 miles away1799 Sinclair Avenue Suite 2 Steubenville Ohio 43952Dialysis Stations: 6 (740) 346-2740
  • Davita - Steubenville Dialysis6.4 miles away1799 Sinclair Avenue Suite 1 Steubenville Ohio 43953CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (740) 346-2840
  • Dialysis Clinic Inc.6.9 miles away4227 Mall Drive Steubenville Ohio 43952Dialysis Stations: 12 (740) 266-6687
  • Dci - East Liverpool14.21 miles away325 West 6th Street East Liverpool Ohio 43920CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (330) 382-0835
  • Liberty Dialysis - Hopewell18.11 miles away400 Corporation Drive Aliquippa Pennsylvania 15001Dialysis Stations: 22 (724) 378-6304