Citizens Care Center is a large non-profit facility located in Havre De Grace, Maryland. With an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. If you look below, you will see this facility's category scores, which are also strong.
Citizens Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score features numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend 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 facility 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
In addition, this nursing home also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ for that area, which is one of our top scores. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A few relatively minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this area. Short-term care grades are commonly used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, this nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care rating. This nursing home did not prove to have any weak links. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. 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.
Citizens Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Citizens Care Center, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Citizens Care Center, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Citizens Care Center, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Citizens Care Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Citizens Care Center, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Citizens Care Center, 10.18% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Citizens Care Center, 92.14% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Citizens Care Center, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Citizens Care Center, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Citizens Care Center, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Citizens Care Center, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Citizens Care Center, 8.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Citizens Care Center, 74.3% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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