Located in Denton, Maryland, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton is one of just two nursing homes there. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road score. Based on our ratings, there are definitely far worse places out there. We were also pleased to discover that this facility was consistent in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home an A- in the area of short-term care. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
In addition, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it earned an B+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in this area. In the category of long-term care, we look at the amount of services provided by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to just 90.03984 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Turning to the next area, this facility received a C in nursing, which we consider to be a decent score. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This facility averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is not an impressive total. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients which experienced UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 10.18% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 92.14% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 8.93 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 74.3% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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