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General Information

Legal Business Name5501 Perkiomen Avenue Operations LLC
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareSeptember 22, 1994 (22 years)
Capacity130
Residents122
Percent Occupied94%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Berkshire Center

Berkshire Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 5 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

October 5, 2015 - 14 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionApproved construction type or materials.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly sized and located linen or trash receptacles.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmFire Safety InspectionA separate and independent backup electrical power source.

September 26, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
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 InspectionProvide special eating equipment and utensils for each resident who needs them.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .

September 2, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionPosted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionPortable fire extinguishers.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionEmergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly located and lighted "Exit" signs.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly protected cooking facilities.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Berkshire 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 10min
2hr 45min
ReportedExpected
CNA
40min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
1hr 5min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 30min
4hr 30min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

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

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
95.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
97.1%
96.9%
99.0%
94.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
55.6%
65.0%
73.7%
56.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
16.0%
12.5%
9.0%
16.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
25.9%
18.5%
13.5%
15.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
6.0%
10.9%
10.1%
8.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
10.5%
11.2%
9.9%
7.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Lose Too Much Weight
2.2%
2.2%
2.1%
5.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
8.8%
5.3%
4.3%
3.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Have Depressive Symptoms
2.9%
1.0%
2.0%
4.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
1.0%
1.0%
0.0%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
1.0%
2.0%
1.0%
0.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

93.4%
95.5%
93.6%
82.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
95.6%
96.3%
96.3%
83.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
24.5%
25.5%
23.3%
18.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.8%
1.5%
1.2%
1.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened