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ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda)

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda)'s website

6530 Democracy Boulevard,
Bethesda MD 20817

(301) 350-9000

76.72% estimated occupancy 1

ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda) is a nursing home located in Bethesda, Maryland, a city with 80,090 people. This is a fine facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong rating. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this place. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a favorable short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more important for individuals needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational 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 skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. When computing our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we analyzed was this facility's poorest area. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still awarded it a decent grade of B- for long-term care. Our long-term care ratings are more important for residents in need of more conventional assistance related to personal care. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to just 82.7451 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this place keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations 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.

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

ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda) Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents which have had falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 2.06% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by poor nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 10.05% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 92.62% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 19.85% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 30.15% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 8.9 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Bethesda), 73.77% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Bethesda, MD

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

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Holy Cross Hospital5.2 miles awayRenal Dialysis Unit 1500 Forest Glen Rd Silver Spring Maryland 20910Dialysis Stations: 14 (301) 754-7560
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