Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Baltimore, Maryland with a population of 632,623 people. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this is actually one of the ten best nursing homes in the city. You could definitely do much worse than this facility. This nursing home also received strong grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a strong nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection rating. Inspections is its best category. In that category, we gave it an A. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this nursing home is that it was given a very positive long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. For residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 86.13445 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Our nursing score analyzes several factors, however, the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is short-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher scores in that area, with a B. This facility turned out to be relatively strong across the board. Short-term care scores are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 10.05% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 92.62% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 8.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West, 73.77% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Baltimore, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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