Anchorage Healthcare Center is a large nursing home located in Salisbury, Maryland. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is a respectable nursing home. This place seems to have some things going for it. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Anchorage Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient 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
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received an inspection score which is stronger than its overall score. Inspection grades are based on the nursing home's recent government inspections. We awarded this facility a very solid grade of B in this area. Inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Building on this facility's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing score. We awarded them an impressive grade of B- in this category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third highest area turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category is long-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. For this category, we awarded this facility a grade of just D. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 86.57244 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is several points less than what we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Anchorage Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that sustained falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 11.04% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 90.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 20.64% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Anchorage Healthcare Center, 24.5% 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, 1.3 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, 24.5 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, 9.63 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, 73.32% 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.
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