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Overall Rating 2.4 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Debra Huston
    ★★★★★ 4 months ago

    This is a great place to work. A lot of teamwork from the DON down . A lot of support. Challenging. Get to use your nursing skills. Rewards for hard work.

  • Julia Morrison
    ★★★★★ 3 months ago

    I've had 6 family members in this facility from 1990s to today (2018). My mother was a geriatric social worker - because she has MS, I've taken over her role. (She is cared for at home, and I have much skilled nursing experience because of it... but I am not a healthcare professional... just a seasoned veteran of the 'system.') I would give this place a 3.5 if that was an option simply because they havent kept up with building maintenance. If you are located in Jefferson Hills or the surrounding area, or use Jefferson hospital and associated doctors; southwestern is a logical choice. Adjusting to a new place is hard on everyone involved. Including you. Yes, you. You, and your family member have to make some adjustments. Write your family name on all the clothes. Dont leave valuables laying around. Learn to read medical charts to understand if medicines have been changed or how your family member is doing with their physical therapy and occupational therapy tasks. Visit your family member during a meal and help them eat. Help them with personal hygiene, clip their nails (nursing homes are not allowed to clip nails and the podiatrist only comes once a month), help them brush their teeth. If the room isn't clean enough for you, clean it... be active in your relatives respite care! Like many nursing homes there is a struggle to meet staffing needs, but those who do work here do care. While some things take longer or are not as thorough as one might prefer, nothing is ever not accomplished. Be direct with any request, and reasonable about the timeframe in which you expect things to be done. Talk to the people who work there; they are your allies. Say thank you and mean it... and be kind; the job is hard. Many reviews were so negative and that's not been my experience, so I feel compelled to write this in defense of the wonderful people who have helped me care for my family. While it's true that some minor renovations (automatic doors) would go a long way; it's the social aspect that really creates a place, and if you do not actively engage yourself in the care of your loved one, you will never truly know how many stars southwestern staff deserve.

  • shoesvw
    ★★★★★ 6 months ago

    This was once the best facility around, but the care has really fallen in the last year or so. Every time i visit my mom, nothing that we have discussed for her healthcare is or has been done. Also, the floors in her room are sticky. The housekeeping in this facility is done by HCS (who i used to be an acct manager for), and neither my colleagues or myself would have allowed the conditions of the housekeeping to continue. The housekeeper responsible for this area should have been written up quite a while ago, but in this place, nothing is being done. In fact, the entire kitchen crew recently walked off the job due to working conditions and the residents were being served cold foods on paper plates. Something needs to be done for this facility. It was once the best around. Such a shame.

  • Kim Wittpenn
    ★★★★★ 9 months ago

    Stayed for almost 3 weeks for rehab after surgery. Physical/occupational therapy were amazing and a few select nurses and aides. Would never put a family member in this facility.

  • Kathy Dornenburg
    ★★★★★ 10 months ago

    I wouldn't even rate this place as a 1. It's less than that. These people do not care about the people that they supposably are taking care o f. You see, it's not their parents or relatives. They're just there to collect a paycheck and steal from the patients. After my father passed away his watch (which he never took off) was missing. And of course, no one ever saw it. The day my father passed away, I had called the nurses station that afternoon because I hadn't heard from my dad They informed me that my dad had thrown up and they had to change his PJ's and bedding. I arrived a couple hours later to find my dad had passed away still in the same vomit PJ's and bedding that was supposedly changed and all the nurses were at dinner upstairs at the same time. The floor was unatteded and there were other patients that needed assistance at that time. I had to go and track down someone to help me with my dad. I can not stess this enough. DO NOT PLACE A LOVED ONE IN THIS FACILITY!!!

About Southwestern Nursing Care Center

General Information

Legal Business NameSw Healthcare Center Lp
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Partnership
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareSeptember 22, 1987 (31 years)
Capacity118
Residents94
Percent Occupied80%
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 Southwestern Nursing Care Center

Southwestern Nursing Care Center was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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Overall Ratings of Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

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

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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 28, 2017 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionPrepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionHave enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionDispose of garbage and refuse properly.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
DFewPotential 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.

May 19, 2016 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential 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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionOperate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHonor a residents' rights as a residents of the nursing home, free of coercion and reprisal, and as citizens or residents of the United States.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.

April 13, 2016 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Southwestern Nursing 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 40min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr
45min
ReportedExpected
LPN
55min
1hr 20min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 20min
4hr 40min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 35min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

95.2%
89.2%
89.2%
89.2%
95.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
96.7%
100.0%
92.8%
87.7%
94.7%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
68.3%
68.4%
63.3%
64.5%
56.5%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
13.6%
14.3%
15.2%
13.3%
22.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
37.0%
32.6%
35.2%
31.7%
20.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
9.6%
9.6%
7.8%
6.7%
15.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
13.8%
18.8%
14.5%
16.2%
15.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
8.8%
18.0%
15.7%
12.3%
7.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
5.3%
3.8%
2.7%
0.0%
5.0%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
6.4%
4.7%
10.5%
4.9%
5.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.7%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
1.1%
1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
4.4%
3.3%
1.2%
1.2%
3.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
2.5%
2.8%
1.6%
0.8%
1.7%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.4%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

70.3%
66.0%
50.3%
48.3%
83.0%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
76.9%
56.1%
56.1%
56.1%
82.5%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
45.5%
57.7%
59.0%
52.6%
64.4%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
27.8%
17.9%
17.6%
20.6%
15.4%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
4.5%
2.0%
0.9%
1.9%
1.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.8%
0.4%
0.3%
0.0%
0.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017PA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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