Carroll Lutheran Village is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Westminster, Maryland. With an A- overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. 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.
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Carroll Lutheran Village
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- Independent Living
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well overall, this facility received an excellent short-term care rating. In fact, we gave it an A in that category. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is considered to be a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents more frequently.
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This nursing home also received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. While this proved to be its least impressive category score, this is still a strong rating. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 11.04% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 90.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 20.64% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 24.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 24.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 9.63 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carroll Lutheran Village, 73.32% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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