Nursing Homes in Maryland
- 34thNational Rank
- 223Nursing Homes
- 10.24%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 2.99/5Average CMS Rating
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Maryland Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Maryland, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Maryland, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term care residents that sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Maryland, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Maryland, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Maryland, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Maryland, 10.18% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Maryland, 92.14% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Maryland, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Maryland, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Maryland, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Maryland, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Maryland, 8.93 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Maryland, 74.3% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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