Althea Woodland : Nursing Home OverviewSkip to content

Althea Woodland

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: FOct 20: B-Nov 20: B-Jan 21: B-Feb 21: B-Mar 21: B-Apr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: B-Jul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: BNov 21: BJan 22: BFeb 22: BMar 22: BApr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: BAug 22: BSep 22: BOct 22: BNov 22: BJan 23: B+Feb 23: B+Mar 23: B+Apr 23: BJun 23: B+Jul 23: B+Aug 23: B+Sep 23: B+Oct 23: B-Nov 23: B
See Rating Overview
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 third 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.

Get pricing and details on Silver Spring senior living options.

Get Pricing

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2023)
April 1, 2023April 2, 2023April 3, 2023April 4, 2023April 5, 2023April 6, 2023April 7, 2023April 8, 2023April 9, 2023April 10, 2023April 11, 2023April 12, 2023April 13, 2023April 14, 2023April 15, 2023April 16, 2023April 17, 2023April 18, 2023April 19, 2023April 20, 2023April 21, 2023April 22, 2023April 23, 2023April 24, 2023April 25, 2023April 26, 2023April 27, 2023April 28, 2023April 29, 2023April 30, 2023
May 1, 2023May 2, 2023May 3, 2023May 4, 2023May 5, 2023May 6, 2023May 7, 2023May 8, 2023May 9, 2023May 10, 2023May 11, 2023May 12, 2023May 13, 2023May 14, 2023May 15, 2023May 16, 2023May 17, 2023May 18, 2023May 19, 2023May 20, 2023May 21, 2023May 22, 2023May 23, 2023May 24, 2023May 25, 2023May 26, 2023May 27, 2023May 28, 2023May 29, 2023May 30, 2023May 31, 2023
June 1, 2023June 2, 2023June 3, 2023June 4, 2023June 5, 2023June 6, 2023June 7, 2023June 8, 2023June 9, 2023June 10, 2023June 11, 2023June 12, 2023June 13, 2023June 14, 2023June 15, 2023June 16, 2023June 17, 2023June 18, 2023June 19, 2023June 20, 2023June 21, 2023June 22, 2023June 23, 2023June 24, 2023June 25, 2023June 26, 2023June 27, 2023June 28, 2023June 29, 2023June 30, 2023

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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an B. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.1 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 facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning residents more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our more favorable grades in our long-term care category as well, with a B. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective 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 patients. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 45.73171 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our last category is short-term care, where we gave this nursing home a C in this area. Our short-term care grade is generally used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Althea Woodland Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Althea Woodland , 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Althea Woodland , 0.61% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Althea Woodland , 1.28% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 34.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Althea Woodland , 11.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Althea Woodland , 29.68% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Althea Woodland , 62.97% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Althea Woodland , 24.64% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Althea Woodland , 18.97% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.


Grade: A-minus

In Althea Woodland , 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Althea Woodland , 18.97% of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Althea Woodland , 5.22% of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.

Scores for Silver Spring, MD

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

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • Holy Cross HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.3 miles away1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring Maryland 20910Voluntary non-profit - Church(301) 754-7000
  • 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