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About Timber Ridge Health Center

General Information

Legal Business NameValley Crest Nursing, Inc.
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 1, 1967 ()
Capacity180
Residents172
Percent Occupied96%
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 Timber Ridge Health Center

Timber Ridge Health Center
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
Staff Rating
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

July 13, 2015 - 17 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionHeating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed hallway dispensers for alcohol-based hand rub.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly located and lighted "Exit" signs.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.

July 2, 2015 - 18 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
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 Inspection1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionTry to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
ESomePotential 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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth Inspection1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that doctors visit residents regularly, as required.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
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.

February 4, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.

November 18, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintTry to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.

June 25, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.

June 12, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
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 InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionTrain all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Timber Ridge Health 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 15min
2hr 35min
ReportedExpected
CNA
50min
45min
ReportedExpected
LPN
30min
1hr 25min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 40min
4hr 45min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 30min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

99.3%
98.6%
98.6%
95.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
99.3%
94.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
62.7%
63.2%
54.1%
56.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
15.0%
14.8%
11.2%
16.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
23.4%
10.5%
12.5%
15.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
3.0%
3.0%
3.8%
8.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
8.7%
5.2%
2.2%
7.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Lose Too Much Weight
4.6%
5.4%
4.6%
5.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Have Depressive Symptoms
3.8%
3.0%
4.4%
4.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
1.4%
0.7%
0.7%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
3.7%
3.6%
4.7%
3.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.7%
0.0%
0.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

87.9%
87.1%
79.5%
82.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
91.6%
89.5%
89.5%
83.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
13.7%
17.3%
17.4%
18.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
1.6%
3.5%
3.1%
2.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.9%
2.1%
4.5%
1.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened