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Nursing Homes in District of Columbia

  • -
    National Rank
  • 17
    Nursing Homes
  • 11.05%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.88/5
    Average CMS Rating

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District of Columbia Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In District of Columbia, 11.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In District of Columbia, 1.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In District of Columbia, 1.77% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In District of Columbia, 8.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In District of Columbia, 12.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In District of Columbia, 0.83% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In District of Columbia, 89.84% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In District of Columbia, 17.05% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In District of Columbia, 26.24% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In District of Columbia, 0.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In District of Columbia, 26.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In District of Columbia, 5.77 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In District of Columbia, 67.35% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.

District of Columbia cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Washington175517
Grade: B