Carroll Lutheran Village is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Westminster, Maryland. With an overall grade of A-, this facility ended up being one of the top 50 facilities in Maryland. Based on our analysis, this facility is just about as as good as it gets. We also gave this facility phenomenal scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Carroll Lutheran Village
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade analyzes many factors, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end resume, this facility also received a dominant short-term care grade, with a score of A. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is generally a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it excelled in inspections, with a grade of B in that category. It outperformed most nursing homes in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was this nursing home's worst category. However, even its weakest link would actually be a highlight for many facilities. We gave it a favorable grade of B in our long-term care category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.08676 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carroll Lutheran Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 10.18% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 92.14% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 8.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 74.3% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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