The Birches at Shenandoah Manor

The Birches at Shenandoah Manor

Overview

The Birches at Shenandoah Manor is located in Shenandoah, PA, part of Schuylkill County.

According to United States census data, the borough has a population of 4,247. 17.1% of residents are 65 years or older, .6% more than the U.S. population.

Three neighboring cities, towns, and the like are Shenandoah Heights, Yatesville, and Gilberton.

Our network provides data for 2 senior living communities in Shenandoah, PA with this community.

About the Community

A for-profit partnership, The Birches at Shenandoah Manor accepts Medicare and Medicaid. The facility contains 124 beds with an average occupancy rate of 69.6%.

Resident council is available. The Birches at Shenandoah Manor is not a continuing care retirement community.

The most recent standard fire safety inspection saw automatic sprinklers in all required areas.

Quality Measures and Vaccination Rates

The Birches at Shenandoah Manor reports the below data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Retirement Being team compares each datum to the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s averages.

Long-Stay Quality Measures

Anti-Anxiety Medication

B

11.8% of residents received anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication, 7.7% less than the nation and 8% less than the state.

Antipsychotic Medication

B

7.1% of residents received antipsychotic medication, 7.4% less than the nation and 8.5% less than the state.

Bowels or Bladder Control

D

58.7% of low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder, 11.7% more than the nation and 3.8% more than the state.

Depressive Symptoms

A

0% of residents have depressive symptoms, 7.5% less than the nation and 3.1% less than the state.

Falls with a Major Injury

C

3.3% of residents have one or more falls with a major injury, 0.1% less than the nation and 0.1% less than the state.

Increased Need for Help

B

10.4% of residents’ need for help with daily activities increased, 4.2% less than the nation and 4.4% less than the state.

Influenza Vaccine

C

98.5% of residents were given the influenza vaccine, 3.1% more than the nation and 3.9% more than the state.

Physical Restraints

A

0% of residents were physically restrained, 0.2% less than the nation and 0.2% less than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

C

99% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 6.3% more than the nation and 10.2% more than the state.

Pressure Ulcers

C

7.4% of high-risk residents have pressure ulcers, 0.7% less than the nation and 0.2% less than the state.

UTI

A

0% of residents have a urinary tract infection, 2.4% less than the nation and 1.9% less than the state.

Urinary Catheter

D

1.8% of residents have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder, 0.2% more than the nation and 0.4% more than the state.

Weight Loss

D

7.2% of residents lose too much weight, 1.2% more than the nation and 0.9% more than the state.

Worsening Movability

D

20.6% of residents’ ability to move independently worsened, 2.6% more than the nation and 1.1% less than the state.

Short-Stay Quality Measures

Antipsychotic Medication

D

2.8% of residents received antipsychotic medication for the first time, 1% more than the nation and 1.3% more than the state.

Improvements in Function

B

79.4% of residents saw improvements in function, 5.1% more than the nation and 6.9% more than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

B

93.8% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 14.3% more than the nation and 21.9% more than the state.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

B

91% of residents were given the seasonal influenza vaccine, 14.3% more than the nation and 19.1% more than the state.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Resident Primary Series

A

96.3% of residents were given the primary vaccination series, 9% more than the nation and 6.2% more than the state.

Resident Boosters

A

87.8% of residents were up-to-date on their vaccines, 30.5% more than the nation and 25.1% more than the state.

Staff Primary Series

C

91.9% of staff completed the primary vaccination series, 5% more than the nation and 3.8% more than the state.

Staff Boosters

C

33.1% of staff were up-to-date on their vaccines, 9.8% less than the nation and 4.5% less than the state.

Staffing Hours and Turnover Rates

The Birches at Shenandoah Manor provides staffing information to the CMS, which the federal agency uses to calculate the below staffing data. Our team then sets each data point against the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s averages.

Staffing Hours

Nurse Aide

C

Nurse aide hours total 2 hours and 9 minutes per resident daily, 2 minutes shorter than the nation and 7 minutes longer than the state.

Licensed Partial Nurse

B

Licensed partial nurse hours total 1 hour and 8 minutes per resident daily, 14 minutes longer than the nation and 14 minutes longer than the state.

Registered Nurse

C

Registered nurse hours total 31 minutes per resident daily, 9 minutes shorter than the nation and 17 minutes shorter than the state.

On the weekend, registered nurse hours total 17 minutes per resident daily, 9 minutes shorter than the nation and 15 minutes shorter than the state.

Physical Therapist

C

Physical therapist hours total 3 minutes per resident daily, the same as the nation and 2 minutes shorter than the state.

Staffing Turnover Rates

Registered Nurse

A

The registered nurse turnover rate is 27.3%, 24.6% lower than the nation and 19.7% lower than the state.

Total Nursing Staff

A

The total nursing staff turnover rate is 34.5%, 18.8% lower than the nation and 15.1% lower than the state.

Administrator

A

0 administrators left the facility within a recent one-year period, 0.7 less than the nation and 0.8 less than the state.

Local Businesses and Organizations

Healthcare

For The Birches at Shenandoah Manor residents that require a hospital visit, Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street is the closest, 9.21 miles away. Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street is the next nearest, 9.67 miles away.

The closest pharmacies are Redner’s Markets, 0.23 miles away, and Rite Aid, 0.25 miles away. Rite Aid and Morris Drug Store are two more in the area.

Should there be a need for dental care, Alec H Jaret DMD PC and Edward Kolonsky DMD are 0.01 miles and 0.12 miles away. As for vision care, Makarczyk Stanley is 0.14 miles from the community.

Leisure Activities

If some fresh air or exercise is desired, Barefield Recreation Complex is 8.8 miles away, and Tuscarora State Park is 9.14 miles away. Pearl Stadium is 3.92 miles away for an activity with little physical movement. Bookworms can find solace in Shenandoah Area Free Public Library, 0.12 miles from The Birches at Shenandoah Manor.

Nearby places of worship include Bernardine Sisters and Saint Casimir Church. The former is 0.16 miles, and the latter is 0.16 miles from the community.

When the time comes for a haircut or trim, Kay Lex Beauty Salon is 0.11 miles away.

Sustenance

Seniors looking to dine out or order takeout have several choices, including Park Restaurant and Schutawies Luncheonette, 0.01 miles and 0.14 miles away. Shenandoah Senior Center Area and Margarets Restaurant are a couple of other establishments in the area.

To do some grocery shopping, Capitol Food Market is 0.01 miles away, and Ron’s Ice House is 0.49 miles away. Boyer’s Food Market and Redner’s Warehouse Markets are two more nearby options.

Financial Services

Take care of financial needs at First National Bank Shenandoah, 0.14 miles away, or BB&T, 0.2 miles away. National Penn Bank and M&T Bank are also in the vicinity of the community.

The Weather in Shenandoah

July was Shenandoah’s warmest month of the last year, with an average high of 84°F. Conversely, its coldest month was January. The average low in January was 17°F.

The borough saw 39.8 inches of precipitation, 57.17 inches of snowfall, and average humidity of 69% over the last 12 months.

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