Ballenger Creek Center is in Frederick, Maryland. This city has a total of 120,323 people. Sporting an overall grade of B+, we scored this nursing home as one of the three highest graded facilities in the city. Overall scores in this range are a good indication of a respectable nursing home. This place truly has plenty of good features. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Ballenger Creek Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A-. Not many facilities performed better in this area. Inspection grades are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of B+. It outpaced most facilities in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.022804 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The final area we analyzed is nursing. In this category, we awarded this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This proved to be this nursing home's weakest category. Our nursing rating includes several subcategories, however, the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ballenger Creek Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ballenger Creek Center, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ballenger Creek Center, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ballenger Creek Center, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ballenger Creek Center, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ballenger Creek Center, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ballenger Creek Center, 10.05% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ballenger Creek Center, 92.62% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ballenger Creek Center, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ballenger Creek Center, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Ballenger Creek Center, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ballenger Creek Center, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ballenger Creek Center, 8.9 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ballenger Creek Center, 73.77% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Frederick, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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