Located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, Willows of Presbyterian Senior is the only facility we found in this city. With an A- overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its ratings are impeccable. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Willows of Presbyterian Senior
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many dominant grades, this nursing home was awarded an excellent long-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A- in that category. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 77.13787 percent of its residents, which is a bit below what we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate resume, this facility also received a superb short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is more often than not a meaningful measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Moving on to our fourth area, this facility also performed admirably in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for this category. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willows of Presbyterian Senior Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who have experienced a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 3.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Willows of Presbyterian Senior, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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