Located in Fort Washington, Maryland, Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center is the lone option we found there. This nursing home is a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our ratings, this place looks like a good fit for most people. The best part of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall performance, we awarded this facility a grade of A for the area of inspections. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this nursing home is that it was given an impressive short-term care score. Indeed, this wound up being its second best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is typically a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care. We awarded it a C in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. Unfortunately, this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 86.18091 percent of its residents against pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that 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 not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 10.18% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 92.14% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 8.93 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 74.3% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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