Anchorage Healthcare Center is a large nursing home located in Salisbury, Maryland. Featuring an overall rating of D, this is a well below average nursing home. At the end of the day, we would be very reluctant to recommend this place. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection grade. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Anchorage Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively favorable inspections in recent years. We gave it a respectable grade of B in this area, which was much better than its overall grade. Our inspection grades are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's more favorable category grades came in the category of long-term care. This turned out to be its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In the category of long-term care, we weigh the quantity of services provided by a facility, rather than more sophisticated services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to just 83.73702 percent of its patients, which is somewhat alarming. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next highest area we awarded this nursing home in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a C. With our short-term care grade, we strive to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
The next category we assessed is nursing, turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a D in that category. Our nursing rating weighs numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This facility provided only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Anchorage Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who have had UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 10.05% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 92.62% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 8.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 73.77% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Salisbury, 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
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