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Carriage Hill Bethesda

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

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Carriage Hill Bethesda's website

5215 Cedar Lane,
Bethesda MD 20814

(301) 897-5500

44.25% estimated occupancy 1

Please note our records indicate that Carriage Hill Bethesda has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Carriage Hill Bethesda is one of four facilities in the area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires solid scores in most areas. Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. Lastly, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so we will need to make sure it keeps up its high scores under new ownership.

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

Awards

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-minus

On top of earning a strong overall score, this facility performed well in short-term care. We awarded it an A- for that category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. 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 6.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility was awarded a strong long-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 90.804596 percent of its residents. This is a few points lower than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this facility is that it excelled in the area of inspections, with a B in that category. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The final category we analyzed was nursing. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in that area. The nursing rating assesses quite a few components, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is well below average. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this statistic. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a resident even once per day.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Carriage Hill Bethesda Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 10.18% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 92.14% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 19.83% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 28.37% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 8.93 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Carriage Hill Bethesda, 74.3% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

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 B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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