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Carriage Hill Bethesda

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Carriage Hill Bethesda's website

5215 Cedar Lane,
Bethesda MD 20814

(301) 897-5500

50.09% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Carriage Hill Bethesda is one of four facilities in the area. We gave this facility an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. In our view, this nursing home is a solid choice for quite a few people. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home really excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received an A. Few facilities fared better in this area. In crafting our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive grades, we gave this nursing home an A for inspections. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious 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: B

This nursing home was awarded a favorable long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better scores in that area with a score of B. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 94.18605 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home was given a respectable nursing rating. Even though this was not as impressive as some of its other grades, this is really a middle of the pack score. The nursing score analyzes several data points, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This place provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this statistic. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Carriage Hill Bethesda Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 10.05% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 92.62% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 19.85% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 30.15% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 8.9 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 73.77% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Bethesda, MD

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Bethesda, Maryland has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Walter Reed National Military Med CenAcute Care - Department of Defense 0.59 miles away8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda Maryland 20889Department of Defense(301) 295-4000
  • Suburban HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.66 miles away8600 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda Maryland 20814Voluntary non-profit - Private(301) 896-2576
  • Holy Cross HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.81 miles away1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring Maryland 20910Voluntary non-profit - Church(301) 754-7000
  • Sibley Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.9 miles away5255 Loughboro Rd Nw Washington District of Columbia 20016Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 537-4680
  • Medstar Georgetown University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.65 miles away3800 Reservoir Rd Washington District of Columbia 20007Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 784-3000
  • Medstar Washington Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.18 miles away110 Irving St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 877-7000
  • Children's Hospital NmcChildrens 7.27 miles away111 Michigan Ave, Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 476-5000
  • Howard University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.51 miles away2041 Georgia Ave Nw Washington District of Columbia 20060Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 745-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bma - Bethesda2.02 miles away6420 Rockledge Dr Ste 1100 Bethesda Maryland 20817Dialysis Stations: 18 (301) 652-2554
  • Us Renal Care - Rockville3.45 miles away11800 a Nebel St Rockville Maryland 20852Dialysis Stations: 12 (301) 468-3221
  • Holy Cross Hospital3.47 miles awayRenal Dialysis Unit 1500 Forest Glen Rd Silver Spring Maryland 20910Dialysis Stations: 14 (301) 754-7560
  • Bma - Wheaton3.62 miles away10901b Georgia Avenue Silver Spring Maryland 20902Dialysis Stations: 14 (301) 933-1307
  • Us Renal Care Bethesda Dialysis4.09 miles away4701 Sangamore Rd Suite p017 Bethesda Maryland 20816Dialysis Stations: 10 (870) 931-5400
  • Davita - Silver Spring4.25 miles away8040 Georgia Ave Ste 150 Silver Spring Maryland 20910CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (301) 608-8961
  • Renal Treatment Center - Wheaton4.46 miles awayWheaton Park Shopping Ctr 11941 Georgia Ave Silver Spring Maryland 20902CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (301) 949-9620
  • Howard University Dialysis Center, LLC5.49 miles away2041 Georgia Ave Nw Tower Building Suite 1119b Washington District of Columbia 20060CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (202) 865-7365