Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home is a senior living facility located in Crisfield, Maryland. This city has a total of 5,236 people. With an overall score of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. In calculating our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we rated this facility so favorably is that it was given a dominant short-term care score. In fact, short-term care ended up being its second highest category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A-. Short-term care grades are commonly used to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Turning to another of this nursing home's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth category, this nursing home received an acceptable long-term care grade. While this wasn't as strong as many of its other grades, this is really a middle of the pack score. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated just 76.233185 percent of its patients for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 10.05% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 92.62% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 8.9 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home, 73.77% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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