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Althea Woodland

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Althea Woodland 's website

1000 Daleview Drive,
Silver Spring MD 20901

(301) 434-2646

96% estimated occupancy 1

Althea Woodland is located in the large metropolitan area of Silver Spring, Maryland. Featuring an overall rating of B, this facility is a great choice. As a matter of fact, we ranked this facility as the fifth best facility in Silver Spring. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our higher scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Turning to our next category, this facility was given a C in long-term care, which we consider to be an acceptable grade. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 63.690475 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly below what we were hoping for. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Althea Woodland Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Althea Woodland , 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Althea Woodland , 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Althea Woodland , 2.07% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 10.18% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 92.14% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Althea Woodland , 19.83% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 28.37% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Althea Woodland , 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 8.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 74.3% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Silver Spring, MD

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Silver Spring, Maryland has 13 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Adventist Healthcare White Oak Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.56 miles away12100 Plum Orchard Drive Silver Spring Maryland 20904Voluntary non-profit - Private(301) 891-5651
  • Walter Reed National Military Med CenAcute Care - Department of Defense 5.64 miles away8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda Maryland 20889Department of Defense(301) 295-4000
  • Medstar Washington Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.66 miles away110 Irving St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 877-7000
  • Children's Hospital NmcChildrens 5.87 miles away111 Michigan Ave, Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 476-5000
  • Suburban HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.32 miles away8600 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda Maryland 20814Voluntary non-profit - Private(301) 896-2576
  • Umd Prince George's Hospital CtrAcute Care Hospitals 6.49 miles away3001 Hospital Drive Hyattsville Maryland 20785Voluntary non-profit - Private(301) 618-2000
  • Howard University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.6 miles away2041 Georgia Ave Nw Washington District of Columbia 20060Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 745-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ara - Adelphi1.31 miles away1801 Metzerott Rd Hyattsville Maryland 20783Dialysis Stations: 12 (301) 434-1884
  • Takoma Park Dialysis1.7 miles away1502 University Blvd E Hyattsville Maryland 20783CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (301) 408-1202
  • Cadia Dialysis Springbrook2.25 miles away12325 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring Maryland 20904Dialysis Stations: 11 (301) 244-3028
  • Davita - Silver Spring2.35 miles away8040 Georgia Ave Ste 150 Silver Spring Maryland 20910CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (301) 608-8961
  • Holy Cross Hospital2.54 miles awayRenal Dialysis Unit 1500 Forest Glen Rd Silver Spring Maryland 20910Dialysis Stations: 14 (301) 754-7560
  • Fmc - Takoma Park2.91 miles away6495 New Hampshire Ave Ste Ll 100 Hyattsville Maryland 20783Dialysis Stations: 12 (301) 559-1040
  • Rai - Chillum-Washington3.05 miles away6411 Chillum Pl Nw Washington District of Columbia 20012CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (202) 291-2191
  • Fmc - Silver Spring3.25 miles away12120 Plum Orchard Rd Ste 140 Silver Spring Maryland 20904Dialysis Stations: 12 (301) 572-2484