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About St John Specialty Care Center

General Information

Legal Business NameSt. John Lutheran Care Center
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 26, 1967 ()
Capacity300
Residents227
Percent Occupied76%
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 St John Specialty Care Center

St John Specialty Care Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 3 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

November 24, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly constructed linen or trash chutes.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
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 InspectionAn approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.

November 7, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmHealth Inspection1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionHave enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionReasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.

December 26, 2013 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly protected cooking facilities.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProtected exits that allow the resident to escape the building.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper backup exit lighting.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionApproved construction type or materials.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly located and lighted "Exit" signs.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA two-hour-resistant firewall separation.

December 13, 2013 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of St John Specialty Care Center 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 25min
2hr 50min
ReportedExpected
CNA
35min
45min
ReportedExpected
LPN
60min
1hr 10min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 55min
4hr 45min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 25min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

94.2%
93.7%
93.7%
95.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
96.3%
97.3%
96.8%
94.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
52.4%
59.1%
42.6%
56.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
20.1%
16.5%
14.0%
16.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
13.6%
15.6%
12.4%
15.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
3.9%
8.4%
5.5%
8.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
7.4%
4.4%
6.6%
7.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Lose Too Much Weight
5.7%
6.1%
5.4%
5.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
3.9%
6.2%
6.1%
3.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Have Depressive Symptoms
1.6%
0.5%
0.5%
4.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
2.1%
0.5%
2.2%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
2.5%
1.6%
2.4%
3.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

88.4%
84.2%
86.7%
82.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
83.1%
83.1%
83.1%
83.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
16.8%
11.8%
17.0%
18.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
0.8%
0.0%
1.0%
2.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.3%
0.5%
0.0%
1.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened