Homewood at Williamsport Md is a facility located in Williamsport, Maryland. The city has a population of 9,233 people. Sporting an overall rating of D, this is a subpar facility. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Williamsport. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Homewood at Williamsport Md
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Homewood at Williamsport Md has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this nursing home a weak overall rating, we gave it a fairly respectable grade in the category of inspections, where we gave it a grade of B-. This was better than its other categories. Inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. In addition to having severe deficiencies, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an B-. We assessed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared with most other nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its next highest category score in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Our short-term care scores are likely most critical for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The important question is whether this also affected quality of care. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this facility was awarded an acceptable long-term care score of B-. Long-term care scores are critical for residents looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.19171 percent of its residents. This is slightly below what we expected but still a decent percentage. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Homewood at Williamsport Md Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 10.05% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 92.62% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 8.9 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Homewood at Williamsport Md, 73.77% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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