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About Buffalo Valley Lutheran Villag

General Information

Legal Business NameDiakon Lutheran Social Ministries
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Church Related
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareMay 17, 1975 (42 years)
Capacity102
Residents98
Percent Occupied96%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityYes
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Buffalo Valley Lutheran Villag

Buffalo Valley Lutheran Villag
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

April 24, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.

April 7, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts.

May 15, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide proof that residents' personal money that is deposited with the nursing home is secure.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProperly hold, secure, and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionAt least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionPost nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that doctors visit residents regularly, as required.

May 1, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionPortable fire extinguishers.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA two-hour-resistant firewall separation.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Buffalo Valley Lutheran Villag require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 30min
2hr 45min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 5min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
35min
1hr
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 10min
4hr 25min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 45min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

98.9%
97.8%
97.8%
95.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
94.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
68.9%
73.5%
76.5%
56.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
17.2%
17.4%
16.1%
16.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
15.0%
14.6%
16.9%
15.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
10.4%
19.6%
18.4%
8.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
6.3%
3.8%
2.7%
7.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Lose Too Much Weight
5.3%
3.7%
5.3%
5.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
5.9%
6.5%
3.4%
3.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Have Depressive Symptoms
4.6%
2.2%
1.2%
4.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
4.6%
4.3%
3.4%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
1.0%
3.3%
3.7%
3.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

90.2%
89.2%
81.7%
82.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
86.4%
85.2%
85.2%
83.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
27.9%
30.8%
39.1%
18.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
1.8%
0.0%
3.4%
2.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened