Forest Hills of Dc is a small facility located in Washington, District of Columbia. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-rated facilities we found. It received one of the best ratings that we offer. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 10 best facilities in District of Columbia. If you look further down this page, you can see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good.
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Forest Hills of Dc
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- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Best Nursing Home in District of Columbia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in District of Columbia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in District of Columbia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this facility excelled at short-term care. In fact, we gave it an A for that category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients 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-. The nursing rating is based on several datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this facility also was given an excellent long-term care score, with a score of A-. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 88.4058 percent of its patients. This is a few points below what we expected. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Next we looked at inspections. This nursing home earned a very impressive grade in this category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a score of B+. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Hills of Dc Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Hills of Dc, 10.51% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hills of Dc, 1.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have experienced a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hills of Dc, 1.7% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hills of Dc, 9.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hills of Dc, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hills of Dc, 0.27% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hills of Dc, 95.76% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Hills of Dc, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Hills of Dc, 19.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Forest Hills of Dc, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Hills of Dc, 19.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Hills of Dc, 6.27 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Hills of Dc, 59.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Washington, DC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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