Albert Einstein Med Ctr, Philadelphia PA 19141 · (215) 456-8615 · 85.22% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Willowcrest is a small non-profit nursing home located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Featuring an overall score of A, this nursing home is among the top nursing homes we looked at. We can't find many negative things to say about this facility. Its ratings are as good as they get. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 44 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first-rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received a grade of A+. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This place excelled in two key staffing areas we assessed. It supplied about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in this area with 67 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is largely associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an incredible 5.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the country in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care provided.
In addition, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care, where this nursing home received a B. Even though this wound up being its least impressive category score, this is nevertheless a strong grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We were not able to locate this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willowcrest Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better