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Kepler Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

44 S Market St
Elizabethville, PA 17023-6600
(717) 362-8370
Services Offered:
Skilled Nursing
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Licenses
  • Skilled Nursing
  • CMS Star Ratings
    Overall Rating:
    5
    Quality Metrics:
    5
    Health Inspection Rating:
    3
    RN Staffing Rating:
    4
    Staffing Rating:
    4 https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html#profTab=0&ID=396112
    Last Update From CMS:
    05/03/2017
    Eligibility
    Highlights
    The Kepler Home is a forty bed facility located in the quaint town of Elizabethville, Dauphin County, PA. Our staff and Residents have a unique relationship that extends beyond the eight our work shift. Our staff is very involved with volunteer activities and providing "gifts" for our Residents on special holidays. We have home cooked meals and provide Residents the opportunity to help create their menus. We pride ourselves on wound prevention and enhancing the lives of mentally challenged Residents. We provide extensive psychiatric and psychological supports within our facility. We participate in Hospice services to maximize life quality for the terminally ill.
    All genders welcome
    Eligibility requirements:
    We accept short term Medicare residents, Medical Assistance including some MA HMO policies. We also accept private pay clients.
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 24 hours a day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Toileting
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Eye care
    Hospice
    Mental health counseling
    Occupational therapy
    Restorative therapy
    Speech therapy
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Hit, kick, or act physically aggressive
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Wander
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Diet
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Arthritis
    Asthma
    Bariatric needs
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Cancer
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Depression
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Management of an I.V.
    Management of a feeding tube
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Osteoporosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Psychiatric conditions such as bipolar/manic depression or schizophrenia
    Stroke
    Tendency to fall
    Traumatic brain injury
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    All regulated certifications are maintained by extensive in-house education and by attending seminars. Our staff is trained in CPR and AED use. Competency evaluations are performed annually.
    Memory Care
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    The only times discharge from the facility is required for behavioral or medical condition changes is if the Facility is unable to safely and effectively meet the needs of the resident and/or their co-residents.
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    Therapeutic/recreational activity programs; Laughter Club; Trivia, One on One activity program
    Living Space Options
    Private bedrooms with private bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $190
    Maximum cost: $250
    Billed per day
    Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $190
    Maximum cost: $250
    Billed per day
    Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $190
    Maximum cost: $250
    Billed per day
    Accommodations
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Residents may bring pets
    Pet Types Allowed
    Birds
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Transportation provided by facility
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Private telephone line
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Community
    Opened in:
    1965
    Number of residents: 40
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Snacks
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    Buffet style
    Room service as needed
    Primary pharmaceutical service:
    Millersburg Pharmacy
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Designated family visiting area
    Housekeeping
    Library
    Maintenance director
    Storage
    TV, media room, or theater
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    English
    Other recreational activities:
    Bible Study; Church Services; Communion; Pet Therapy; Community Outings
    Cost
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Medicaid
    Medicare
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Licenses
    PA Nursing Facility
    Issued by Pennsylvania Department of Health
    US DHHS Skilled Nursing Facility
    License No. 396112
    Issued by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Medicare
    Issued by Medicare
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