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
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Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's higher category grades came in the category of long-term care. This proved to be its second most favorable category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for those in need of more traditional assistance related to personal care. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 80.71749 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit less than what we expected. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. Nursing ratings are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
Our next category is short-term care, in which we gave this nursing home a grade of B- in that area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator 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, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 11.04% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 90.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 20.64% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 24.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 24.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 9.63 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Washington Health & Rehabilitation Center, 73.32% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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