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Buckingham's Choice

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: AAug 22: ASep 22: A
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3200 Baker Circle,
Adamstown MD 21710

(240) 693-3147

50.23% estimated occupancy 1

Buckingham's Choice is a small facility located in Adamstown, Maryland. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the highest grades we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes nationally. This also ended up being a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in all of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Maryland badge

Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Maryland badge

Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Maryland badge

Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Building on its fine assessment, this nursing home also was given a strong long-term care score, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

The last category we scored is nursing, where this facility received an A-. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. Only a select few nursing homes received an A- or higher in each of our categories. Our nursing grade includes several factors, but the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Maryland in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving patients more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Buckingham's Choice Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Buckingham's Choice, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Buckingham's Choice, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained falls resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Buckingham's Choice, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Buckingham's Choice, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A+

In Buckingham's Choice, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Buckingham's Choice, 10.18% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Buckingham's Choice, 92.14% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Buckingham's Choice, 19.83% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Buckingham's Choice, 28.37% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Buckingham's Choice, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Buckingham's Choice, 8.93 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Buckingham's Choice, 74.3% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Frederick Health HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.21 miles away400 West Seventh St Frederick Maryland 21701Voluntary non-profit - Private(240) 566-3300
  • Holy Cross Germantown HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.74 miles away19801 Observation Drive Germantown Maryland 20876Voluntary non-profit - Private(301) 557-6020
  • Inova Loudoun HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.37 miles away44045 Riverside Parkway Leesburg Virginia 20176Voluntary non-profit - Private(703) 858-6600
  • Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.4 miles away9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville Maryland 20850Voluntary non-profit - Private(240) 826-6527

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ballenger Creek Dialysis3.97 miles away5205 Chairmans Court Ste. 101 Frederick Maryland 21703CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (301) 662-6572
  • Davita Golden Mile Dialysis6.87 miles away1306 W. Patrick Street Suite 5 Frederick Maryland 21703Dialysis Stations: 13 (301) 696-1090
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Frederick8.51 miles away163 Thomas Johnson Drive Ste C Frederick Maryland 21702Dialysis Stations: 13 (240) 815-6845
  • Davita - Frederick8.62 miles away140 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste 100 Frederick Maryland 21702CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (301) 695-0900
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Germantown12.45 miles away19851 Obersavtion Drive Suite 150 Germantown Maryland 20876Dialysis Stations: 15 (301) 540-7010
  • Germantown Dialysis12.75 miles away20111 Century Blvd Ste C Germantown Maryland 20874CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (301) 540-4601
  • Davita - Middlebrook Dialysis13.39 miles away12401 Middlebrook Rd Ste 160 Germantown Maryland 20874Dialysis Stations: 19 (301) 540-6020
  • Davita Ridge Road Dialysis14.5 miles away530 E Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy Maryland 21771Dialysis Stations: 13 (301) 829-5162