Autumn Ridge at North Oaks is a small nursing home located in Pikesville, Maryland. With an overall score of A, this is clearly a superb nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the 25 best nursing homes in Maryland. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its nursing rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Autumn Ridge at North Oaks
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Pikesville, Maryland Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Pikesville, Maryland Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Pikesville, Maryland Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing rating analyzes many datapoints, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many elite scores, this facility was awarded a strong long-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 73.23943 percent of its patients. This is a few points below what we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at is short-term care. Adding to its strong resume, this nursing home also performed well in that category. In fact, we gave it a of A in that category. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Finally, this nursing home also earned excellent government inspection reports in recent years. We gave it one of our best grades in that area, with a score of A-. Few nursing homes can boast of receiving an A- or better in all four categories. Our inspection scores are based on several data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Ridge at North Oaks Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 3.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 6.06% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 14.08% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 1.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 86.62% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 37.74% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 21.92% of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 21.92% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Ridge at North Oaks, 73.18% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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