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Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle

Updated Jan 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: A
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1330 Massachusetts Avenue Nw,
Washington DC 20005

(202) 628-3844

65.18% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle is a small nursing home located in Washington, District of Columbia. We awarded this nursing home an extremely impressive overall rating of A. In fact, this is one of the five highest rated nursing homes in Washington. We flat out can not say enough good things about this place. As you will see below, this place also performed just fine in our category scores. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home provided 6.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by both of these figures. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility was also above average in several of the major quality measures we looked at in this category. For example, it performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. These metrics are generally good indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also was given an A+ for its short-term care score. Our short-term care grades are crucial for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This facility excelled at the highest level in two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than a typical facility. This is an encouraging sign. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in this area with 71.6 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The next category we looked at was long-term care. Adding to its strong profile, this nursing home also excelled in this category. In fact, it received a grade of of A in the area. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 96.969696 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Finally, we also wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. This finishes off a very strong report card for this facility. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. 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.

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

Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 11.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 1.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 1.77% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 8.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 12.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 0.83% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 89.84% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 17.05% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 5.77 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle, 67.35% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Washington, DC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita Georgetown Home Training2.12 miles away2233 Wisconsin Ave Suite 214 Washington District of Columbia 20007Dialysis Stations: 12 (202) 337-1431
  • Davita - Brentwood2.47 miles away1231 Brentwood Rd Ne Washington District of Columbia 20018CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (202) 636-3711

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