Copper Ridge is a small non-profit facility in Sykesville, Maryland. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. In our view, this facility should be a solid choice for most people. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
710 Obrecht Road,
Sykesville MD 21784
93.78% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a strong short-term care grade. As a matter of fact, we awarded them a grade of B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our better. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home, which as an area this facility performed much more favorably. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes with 62.6 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing grade includes several subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 4.1 hours per resident per day. This is well above average. Lastly, we also baked a few quality-based metrics into our nursing ratings. This place was relatively weak in two of the major metrics we looked at, with below average marks for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this facility really did not perform well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this was this nursing home's weakest category grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means the facility did not perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. This nursing home's vaccination statistics were a bit weaker than some of the other data points in this area, such as its number of nursing hours per resident. It provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 80.70175 percent of its patients. We would love to see some improvement in this area in the future. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.54 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Copper Ridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Copper Ridge, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Copper Ridge, 2.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Copper Ridge, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Copper Ridge, 13.07% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Copper Ridge, 14.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Copper Ridge, 9.93% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Copper Ridge, 92.59% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Copper Ridge, 19.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Copper Ridge, 30.1% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Copper Ridge, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Copper Ridge, 30.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Copper Ridge, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Copper Ridge, 73.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Sykesville, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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