Althea Woodland Nursing Home is just one of 14 possibilities in Silver Spring, Maryland. This nursing home was given an overall grade of F. We ranked this as one of the bottom three facilities in Silver Spring. With plenty of other nursing homes in the city, you may simply want to look elsewhere. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 50 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Individual

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
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Historical

Although we gave this facility a horrible overall grade, we gave it a grade of A- for our inspections score. This grade is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid facilities that had too many severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: B-Apr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care score. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 46.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was below average.

Nurse Quality

F
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is below the national average. This place also had abysmal marks in several of the quality-based metrics to go along with its low nursing hours. For starters, we looked at the percent of residents sustaining pressure ulcers. This nursing home was at more than double the national average in this statistic.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
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The next area we graded is long-term care, where this facility was given a very poor grade in this category also. It received an abysmal F in this category, which is definitely a major concern. For residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 94.3038 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.07 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Althea Woodland Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
F
26.85%
State
B-
8.89%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.64%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Provider
D
5.7%
State
B
2.32%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Provider
A-
8.87%
State
B+
12.52%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
A
10.6%
State
A-
14.88%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
F
33.81%
State
B
5.96%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

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

Provider
C
93.66%
State
B
93.75%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.

Provider
A
8.6%
State
B-
18.42%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.

Provider
D
10.66%
State
A-
22.28%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
A
1.07
State
A-
1.23
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
A
10.66
State
C
22.28
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
D
59.44%
State
B-
66.25%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Holy Cross Hospital 2.3 mi
1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring Maryland 20910
(301) 754-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Adventist Healthcare White Oak Medical Center 3.56 mi
12100 Plum Orchard Drive Silver Spring Maryland 20904
(301) 891-5651
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Walter Reed National Military Med Cen 5.64 mi
8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda Maryland 20889
(301) 295-4000
Acute Care - Department of Defense
Department of Defense
Medstar Washington Hospital Center 5.66 mi
110 Irving St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010
(202) 877-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Children's Hospital Nmc 5.87 mi
111 Michigan Ave, Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010
(202) 476-5000
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Suburban Hospital 6.32 mi
8600 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda Maryland 20814
(301) 896-2576
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Umd Prince George's Hospital Ctr 6.49 mi
3001 Hospital Drive Hyattsville Maryland 20785
(301) 618-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Howard University Hospital 6.6 mi
2041 Georgia Ave Nw Washington District of Columbia 20060
(202) 745-6100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other

Nearby Dialysis

Ara - Adelphi 1.31 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1801 Metzerott Rd Hyattsville Maryland 20783
(301) 434-1884
Takoma Park Dialysis 1.7 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
1502 University Blvd E Hyattsville Maryland 20783
(301) 408-1202
Cadia Dialysis Springbrook 2.25 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
12325 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring Maryland 20904
(301) 244-3028
Davita - Silver Spring 2.35 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
8040 Georgia Ave Ste 150 Silver Spring Maryland 20910
(301) 608-8961
Holy Cross Hospital 2.54 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
Renal Dialysis Unit 1500 Forest Glen Rd Silver Spring Maryland 20910
(301) 754-7560
Fmc - Takoma Park 2.91 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
6495 New Hampshire Ave Ste Ll 100 Hyattsville Maryland 20783
(301) 559-1040
Rai - Chillum-Washington 3.05 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
6411 Chillum Pl Nw Washington District of Columbia 20012
(202) 291-2191
Fmc - Silver Spring 3.25 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
12120 Plum Orchard Rd Ste 140 Silver Spring Maryland 20904
(301) 572-2484