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Spring House Estates

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Spring House Estates's website

728 Norristown Road,
Ambler PA 19002

(267) 609-8254

94.37% estimated occupancy 1

Spring House Estates is a very-small non-profit nursing home located in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall rating of A-, this is clearly a very impressive facility. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Ambler, Pennsylvania badge

Best Nursing Home in Ambler, Pennsylvania Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually perfect. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

To complement its elite assessments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its short-term care grade. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also was awarded a very strong long-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be this nursing home's third most impressive category score. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

The fourth category we scored is nursing, where this nursing home received a B+. This wrapped up an elite report card. Few facilities earned a B+ or higher in every single category. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Spring House Estates Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Spring House Estates, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Spring House Estates, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Spring House Estates, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Spring House Estates, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Spring House Estates, 3.12% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Spring House Estates, 88.22% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Spring House Estates, 8.92 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Spring House Estates, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Horsham ClinicPsychiatric 1.77 miles away722 East Butler Pike Ambler Pennsylvania 19002Proprietary(215) 643-7800
  • Lansdale HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.39 miles away100 Medical Campus Drive Lansdale Pennsylvania 19446Voluntary non-profit - Other(215) 368-2100
  • Suburban Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.88 miles away2701 Dekalb Pike Norristown Pennsylvania 19401Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 278-2000
  • Einstein Medical Center MontgomeryAcute Care Hospitals 6.83 miles away559 West Germantown Pike Norristown Pennsylvania 19403Voluntary non-profit - Private(484) 662-1000
  • Abington Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.88 miles away1200 Old York Road Abington Pennsylvania 19001Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 481-2000
  • Chestnut Hill HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.29 miles away8835 Germantown Ave Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118Proprietary(215) 248-8200
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.88 miles away1648 Huntingdon Pike Jenkintown Pennsylvania 19046Voluntary non-profit - Church(215) 947-3000
  • Doylestown HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.19 miles away595 West State St Doylestown Pennsylvania 18901Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 345-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Abramson3.74 miles away1425 Horsham Rd North Wales Pennsylvania 19454Dialysis Stations: 9 (215) 646-3525
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Lansdale5.29 miles away120 Medical Campus Drive Lansdale Pennsylvania 19446CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (215) 853-8300
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Abington5.48 miles away1036 Easton Road Willow Grove Pennsylvania 19090Dialysis Stations: 24 (215) 657-5595
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - East Norriton5.53 miles away2925 Dekalb Pike Norristown Pennsylvania 19401CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (610) 279-0776
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Harston Hall5.68 miles away350 Haws Lane Flourtown Pennsylvania 19031Dialysis Stations: 9 (215) 233-0181
  • Davita North Wales Dialysis5.77 miles away1551 S. Valley Forge Road Lansdale Pennsylvania 19446Dialysis Stations: 13 (215) 361-6192
  • Davita - Abington Dialysis6.09 miles away3940-a Commerce Avenue Willow Grove Pennsylvania 19090CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (215) 830-1115
  • Davita Willow Grove Dialysis6.26 miles away1849 Davisville Road Willow Grove Pennsylvania 19090Dialysis Stations: 24 (215) 659-3426