Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Pennsylvania has a total of 670 active skilled nursing facilities and 83,567 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 12,972,008, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 155.23 persons in Pennsylvania. There were 66,587 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 79.68 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Pennsylvania has added 0 new beds and lost 501 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Pennsylvania and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.78 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.09 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.92 0.88
All Staff 3.78 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Pennsylvania:

COVID-19 Infections in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Pennsylvania there were a total of 383 new cases and 383 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

Pennsylvania lost 8 skilled nursing facilities and 501 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Oakmont Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation 85
Embassy of Shenango Valley 33
Spiritrust Lutheran The Village at Shrewsbury 100
Riddle Memorial Hosp Hb Snf 23
Vincentian De Marillac 50
Abramson Senior Care at Lankenau Medical Center 35
Bloomsburg Care Center and Rehabilitation Center 149
Villa Crest, LLC 26

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Pennsylvania. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Pine Run Health Center
777 FERRY ROAD
DOYLESTOWN, PA
0.00
Garden Spot Village
433 S KINZER AVENUE
NEW HOLLAND, PA
0.00
Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem
2855 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD
BETHLEHEM, PA
0.00
Willowbrooke Court-Spring Hous
728 NORRISTOWN ROAD
LOWER GWYNEDD, PA
0.00
The Community at Rockhill
3250 STATE ROAD
SELLERSVILLE, PA
0.00
Beaumont at Bryn Mawr
601 NORTH ITHAN AVENUE
BRYN MAWR, PA
0.00
Meadville Medical Ctr Tcu
1034 GROVE STREET
MEADVILLE, PA
0.00
Willowcrest
ALBERT EINSTEIN MED CTR
PHILADELPHIA, PA
0.00
The Mennonite Home
1520 HARRISBURG PIKE
LANCASTER, PA
0.67
St Luke's Hospital Sacred Heart Campus Tcf
421 CHEW STREET
ALLENTOWN, PA
1.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Aventura at Terrace View
108 TERRACE DRIVE
OLYPHANT, PA
657.00
/
The Grove at North Huntingdon
249 MAUS DRIVE
NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA
426.17
/
Kingston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
200 SECOND AVENUE
KINGSTON, PA
359.67
Rating Not Available
Oak Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
500 WEST HOSPITAL STREET
TAYLOR, PA
349.67
Milford Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
264 ROUTE 6 & 209
MILFORD, PA
334.67
/
Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
227 SAND HILL ROAD
GREENSBURG, PA
323.67
/
Care Pavilion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
6212 WALNUT STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA
320.00
/
Kadima Rehabilitation and Nursing at Lakeside
245 OLD LAKE ROAD
DALLAS, PA
319.50
Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehab Center
200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
SHENANDOAH, PA
318.00
Rating Not Available /
Pleasant Valley Manor, Inc
4227 MANOR DRIVE
STROUDSBURG, PA
316.67
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Skilled Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Pennsylvania nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Pennsylvania performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 9.60 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.60 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.70 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.20 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.20 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.50 Higher
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 98.50 Higher
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.09 Lower
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.92 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.78 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.70 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.78 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.37 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.55 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.09 Higher
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 50.40 Lower
Registered Nurse Turnover 46.80 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.70 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.42 Higher
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.33 Higher
Number Of Fines 1.90 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 32,937.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 14.65 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.70 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 56.48 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.25 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 1.99 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 3.58 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.20 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.35 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 87.28 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 16.14 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 70.30 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.55 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 18.68 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 19.53 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 7.65 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 93.85 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 73.92 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 70.12 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 22.10 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 10.49 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.63 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 0.81 Lower