Glade Valley Center is located in Walkersville, Maryland. The city has 9,775 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. 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.
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Glade Valley 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 - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Short-term Care Quality
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.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades was in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this category. In a long-term care environment, the 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 residents. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 89.18129 percent of its residents. This is slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also earned a strong inspection score. Inspection grades are based on the facility's recent inspections. We awarded this facility a score of B in this area. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
The final area we assessed is nursing. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category. In calculating our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Glade Valley Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Glade Valley Center, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Glade Valley Center, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Glade Valley Center, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Glade Valley Center, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Glade Valley Center, 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Glade Valley Center, 11.04% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Glade Valley Center, 90.84% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Glade Valley Center, 20.64% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Glade Valley Center, 24.5% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
In Glade Valley Center, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Glade Valley Center, 24.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Glade Valley Center, 9.63 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Glade Valley Center, 73.32% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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