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Althea Woodland

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 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

92.6% 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's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

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

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility 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. Our inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing grade is largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Maryland in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also was awarded a favorable short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. Our short-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last item we considered in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next category we assessed is long-term care. We awarded this facility a D in our long-term care category, making this the facility's least impressive grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 69.375 percent of its residents. This is pretty significantly lower than the national average. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Althea Woodland Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Althea Woodland , 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Althea Woodland , 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Althea Woodland , 2.06% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 10.05% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 92.62% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Althea Woodland , 19.85% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 30.15% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Althea Woodland , 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Althea Woodland , 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 8.9 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 73.77% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

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 A-minus

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

Nearby Hospitals

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  • 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

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  • 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