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Althea Woodland

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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1000 Daleview Drive,
Silver Spring MD 20901

(301) 434-2646

90% 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. This facility turned out to be one of the better facilities in the city. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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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

To go along with its favorable overall performance, we gave this place a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Building on its impressive resume, this facility also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ for that category. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving residents more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was given a grade of B. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this category. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more critical for people requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. It doesn't look like this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our next category is long-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in that category. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated only 51.428574 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Althea Woodland Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Althea Woodland , 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Althea Woodland , 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Althea Woodland , 2.06% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of poor nursing care. More frequent bathing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 11.04% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 90.84% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Althea Woodland , 20.64% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Althea Woodland , 24.5% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Althea Woodland , 24.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 9.63 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 73.32% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

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 C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Medstar Washington Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.66 miles away110 Irving St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 877-7000
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  • 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