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Glade Valley Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Glade Valley Center's website

56 West Frederick Street,
Walkersville MD 21793

(301) 898-4300

87.74% estimated occupancy 1

Glade Valley Center is located in Walkersville, Maryland. The city has 9,775 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some decent scores. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly far worse nursing homes out there. We were also pleased to discover that this place received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility's best category grade came in our short-term care category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B+. It actually outperformed many nursing homes in this category. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This nursing home also earned favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. This is better than the facility's overall grade. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. Our nursing rating weighs many subcategories, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Switching gears to our fourth area, this nursing home received a decent long-term care grade of C. In our long-term care score, we look at the sheer quantity of care provided by a facility, as well as a handful of quality data points. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 92.048935 percent of its residents. This is a bit below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Glade Valley Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Glade Valley Center, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Glade Valley Center, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Glade Valley Center, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. More frequent bathing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Glade Valley Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Glade Valley Center, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Glade Valley Center, 10.18% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Glade Valley Center, 92.14% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Glade Valley Center, 19.83% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Glade Valley Center, 28.37% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Glade Valley Center, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Glade Valley Center, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Glade Valley Center, 8.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Glade Valley Center, 74.3% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Frederick Health HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.95 miles away400 West Seventh St Frederick Maryland 21701Voluntary non-profit - Private(240) 566-3300
  • Meritus Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.92 miles away11116 Medical Campus Road Hagerstown Maryland 21742Voluntary non-profit - Private(240) 313-9500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Frederick3.69 miles away140 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste 100 Frederick Maryland 21702CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (301) 695-0900
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Frederick3.8 miles away163 Thomas Johnson Drive Ste C Frederick Maryland 21702Dialysis Stations: 13 (240) 815-6845
  • Davita Golden Mile Dialysis6.85 miles away1306 W. Patrick Street Suite 5 Frederick Maryland 21703Dialysis Stations: 13 (301) 696-1090
  • Ballenger Creek Dialysis7.87 miles away5205 Chairmans Court Ste. 101 Frederick Maryland 21703CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (301) 662-6572
  • Davita Ridge Road Dialysis13.04 miles away530 E Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy Maryland 21771Dialysis Stations: 13 (301) 829-5162
  • Fmc - Robinwood19.8 miles away11110 Medical Campus Rd Ste 149 Hagerstown Maryland 21742Dialysis Stations: 13 (240) 313-9620