Blue Point Healthcare Center is in Baltimore, Maryland. This city is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the country with has 632,623 people. This is a lower end facility, with an overall grade of D. In our view, we would struggle to recommend this facility. The best thing we can say about this facility is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Blue Point Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not complementary of this facility's overall performance, it did receive an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid nursing homes that have a long list of severe deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second best category turned out to be its short-term care score, where it was given a grade of B-. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a reliable assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The real question is whether this adversely affected quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. There are a number of factors included in this area. Many of these datapoints reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category is long-term care, which is the final area we assessed. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of just D. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 91.484184 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is somewhat lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Point Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 12.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 0.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 7.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 5.78% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 92.88% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 26.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 9.98% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 9.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 11.68% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Blue Point Healthcare Center, 95.71% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Baltimore, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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