Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton is an average-sized facility located in Denton, Maryland. We gave this nursing home an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Denton. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a very impressive government inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our more favorable scores in that category with a B. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. This place was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we awarded this facility a grade of C for its short-term care score, which isn't a bad grade. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development was the F this nursing home received in the area of long-term care. Nursing homes that don't 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 assessed. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 85.23985 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
The next area we graded was nursing, where this facility was given a very poor grade in this category as well. It received a lowly F in this area, which is definitely very concerning. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses are with patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents which are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 11.04% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 90.84% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 20.64% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 24.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 24.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 9.63 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Denton, 73.32% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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