Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Berlin, Maryland. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the road facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- 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 - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this facility an A- for our inspections rating. This is far more impressive than its overall grade. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection 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.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also performed well in the area of short-term care. For this reason, we awarded it a grade of A- for that area, which is one of our best scores. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a resident more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of D in long-term care, rendering this the facility's weakest grade. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the nursing home is not as well-staffed. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We found that this nursing home gave the vaccine to only 89.13043 percent of its patients, which is slightly concerning. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.18% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 92.14% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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 having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 74.3% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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