Nursing Homes in District of Columbia
- -National Rank
- 17Nursing Homes
- 11.05%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.88/5Average CMS Rating
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District of Columbia Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
In District of Columbia, 67.35% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.
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