Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome is a small non-profit nursing home located in Washington, District of Columbia. With an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome
- 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
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in District of Columbia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in District of Columbia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Washington, District of Columbia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in District of Columbia Awards 2021
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On top of faring well overall, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, we gave it one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Nursing grades are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was long-term care. Adding to its top-shelf resume, this facility also performed well in that category. In fact, we awarded it a of A- in the area. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients 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.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care. This facility was given a better than average nursing grade in our assessment, with a B. Even though this isn't quite as elite as some of its other grades, this is nevertheless one of the more favorable scores in that area. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 3.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 9.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 4.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term patients that had a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 1.22% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 9.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 0% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 100% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 12.99% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 13.7% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 13.7% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 4.98% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome, 71.07% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Scores for Washington, DC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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