Deer's Head Center is located in Salisbury, Maryland. Featuring an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is clearly a phenomenal facility. Based on our analysis, this place is simply as good as it gets. As you can see below, this place performed equally well in our category scores. We give this place two thumbs up!
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Deer's Head Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Salisbury, Maryland Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Salisbury, Maryland Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Salisbury, Maryland Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled in long-term care. We gave them an A+ in this category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.31507 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection score, making it one of the few facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of time the nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this facility was given an impressive grade grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a straight A report card. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Deer's Head Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Deer's Head Center, 0.99% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Deer's Head Center, 1.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Deer's Head Center, 3.79% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Deer's Head Center, 26.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Deer's Head Center, 23.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Deer's Head Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Deer's Head Center, 99.66% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Deer's Head Center, 11.02% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Deer's Head Center, 18.58% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Deer's Head Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Deer's Head Center, 18.58% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Deer's Head Center, 11.07% 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.
- Peninsula Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.68 miles away100 East Carroll Avenue Salisbury Maryland 21801Voluntary non-profit - Private(410) 543-7111
- Atlantic General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.29 miles away9733 Healthway Drive Berlin Maryland 21811Voluntary non-profit - Private(410) 641-9600
- Nanticoke Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.42 miles away801 Middleford Rd Seaford Delaware 19973Voluntary non-profit - Private(302) 629-6611
- Fmc - North Salisbury1.13 miles away1314 Belmont Ave Ste 304 Salisbury Maryland 21804CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (410) 860-6650
- Salisbury Dialysis Center, LLC2.23 miles away601 East Main Street Suite 200 Salisbury Maryland 21804Dialysis Stations: 13 (410) 543-5340
- Deers Head Center2.6 miles away351 Deers Head Hospital Road Salisbury Maryland 21801Dialysis Stations: 26 (410) 543-4085
- Fmc - Salisbury3.43 miles away1340 South Division St Ste 302 Salisbury Maryland 21804Dialysis Stations: 21 (410) 742-1800
- Dsi Laurel Dialysis, LLC12.85 miles awayLaurel Square Shopping Center 30214 Sussex Highway, Unit #4 Laurel Delaware 19956Dialysis Stations: 16 (302) 715-3060
- Fmc - Princess Anne13.36 miles away12185 Elm St Princess Anne Maryland 21853CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (410) 651-1056
- Davita - Berlin Dialysis17.8 miles away9952 Main Street Building 3 Berlin Maryland 21811Dialysis Stations: 19 (410) 641-1321
- Dsi Seaford19.38 miles away600 Health Services Drive Seaford Delaware 19973CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (302) 262-0852