West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive nursing score, which we will address in the next section.
West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
951 Brodhead Road,
Coraopolis PA 15108
73.13% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection scores are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its third highest category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is generally a fair measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this facility was given an acceptable long-term care grade of C. In calculating our long-term care grades, we look at the personal care offered to the nursing home's residents. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 88.22% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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