Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown is an average-sized facility in Chestertown, Maryland. Our rating scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. This place is really as bad as it gets. This nursing home's only redeeming quality is its inspection grade, which you can find more information on below.
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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid facilities with a bunch of deficiencies flagged. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note this nursing home's abysmal short-term care grade where it received an F. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.2 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development is the F this facility received in the area of long-term care. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 96.5368 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home also keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Moving on to the final category, this facility really didn't perform very well in this category either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is just about as as uninspiring as it gets. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This place provided only 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 11.04% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 90.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 20.64% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 24.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 24.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 9.63 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chestertown, 73.32% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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