Heron Point of Chestertown is a small nursing home located in Chestertown, Maryland. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 50 best facilities in Maryland. You really can not do much better than this nursing home. This place also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Heron Point of Chestertown
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Chestertown, Maryland Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Chestertown, Maryland Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Chestertown, Maryland Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Our nursing score analyzes quite a few datapoints, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also received a superb short-term care grade, with a score of A. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for people needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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We gave this nursing home a score of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final area, we awarded this facility a grade of A for our long-term care grade. This completed a first-rate report card. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.87234 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heron Point of Chestertown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 12.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 13.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 11.04% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many believe that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 90.84% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 20.64% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 24.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 24.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heron Point of Chestertown, 73.32% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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