Maryland Gardens Care Center is one of 23 facilities in Phoenix, Arizona. This is an A rated facility. It received one of the highest grades that we offer. A score in this range requires superb marks across the board. Based on our analysis, this place is just about as as good as it gets. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
Maryland Gardens Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Mental Health
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing ratings are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also performed well in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of A. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. 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 number.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, we awarded this facility a grade of A for our short-term care score. This wrapped up an elite report card. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Maryland Gardens Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 2.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 1.58% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 11.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 2.87% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 81.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 12.86% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 23.01% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Maryland Gardens Care Center, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Phoenix, AZ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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