Lorien Taneytown is a small facility in Taneytown, Maryland. This turns out to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the highest scores we offer. A score in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We could not find many bad things to say about this facility. Its ratings are impeccable. This facility also received consistently good scores in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned a very impressive long-term care rating. This turned out to be its best category. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was given a superb score of A in our short-term care area. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The final category we scored is nursing, where this nursing home received a B+. This completed an elite report card. Not many facilities earned a B+ or better in every single category. In determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the number of hours nurses commit to residents and the levels of training of those nurses. 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lorien Taneytown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lorien Taneytown, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lorien Taneytown, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lorien Taneytown, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who had UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lorien Taneytown, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lorien Taneytown, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lorien Taneytown, 10.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lorien Taneytown, 92.62% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lorien Taneytown, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lorien Taneytown, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Lorien Taneytown, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lorien Taneytown, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lorien Taneytown, 8.9 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lorien Taneytown, 73.77% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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