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!
Deer's Head Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
p.o. Box 2018,
Salisbury MD 21802
49.5% estimated occupancy 1
- 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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Registered Staff Hours
We also want to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing score. We awarded them an A+ in this category. When computing our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.8 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed is short-term care. Adding to its elite profile, this facility also excelled in that category. In fact, we gave it a of A in the area. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our long-term care grade. This topped off a very favorable profile. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.333336 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Deer's Head Center, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Deer's Head Center, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Deer's Head Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Deer's Head Center, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Deer's Head Center, 10.18% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Deer's Head Center, 92.14% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Deer's Head Center, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Deer's Head Center, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is important for residents' health.
In Deer's Head Center, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Deer's Head Center, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Deer's Head Center, 8.93 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Salisbury, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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