With an address in Baltimore, Maryland, Northwest Healthcare Center is on a list of 27 options located in the city. Featuring an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. Baltimore received a city grade of B-, so there are other options in the city worth considering. We would not 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, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Northwest Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Northwest Healthcare Center 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
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this nursing home an abysmal overall score, we gave it a B- for our nursing rating. In calculating a facility's nursing grade, we assess the number of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a low total compared with most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't grade out poorly in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a B- in that area, which wound up being another one of its better scores. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more important for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that this facility earned a reasonably solid long-term care grade in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of C in that category. In computing our long-term care scores, we size up the assistance with daily living received by a nursing home's residents. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to only 77.30769 percent of its patients. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Turning our final area of inspections, this nursing home received an F here. Since this information is collected by independent government inspectors, we heavily weight negative feedback in this category. When a place has this poor of an inspection rating, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This particular facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Northwest Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term residents that had a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. 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 Northwest Healthcare Center, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 10.18% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 92.14% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Northwest Healthcare Center, 74.3% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Baltimore, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Baltimore, Maryland has 26 other nursing homes
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- Medstar Union Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.78 miles away201 East University Parkway Baltimore Maryland 21218Voluntary non-profit - Other(410) 554-2227
- University of Md Medical Center Midtown CampusAcute Care Hospitals 3.69 miles away827 Linden Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21201Voluntary non-profit - Other(410) 225-8996
- Bon Secours HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.85 miles away2000 W Baltimore Street Baltimore Maryland 21223Voluntary non-profit - Private(410) 362-3000
- Greater Baltimore Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.1 miles away6701 North Charles Street Towson Maryland 21204Voluntary non-profit - Private(443) 849-2000
- Medstar Good Samaritan HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.23 miles away5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore Maryland 21239Voluntary non-profit - Other(443) 444-3902
- University of Md St Joseph Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.24 miles away7601 Osler Drive Towson Maryland 21204Voluntary non-profit - Private(410) 337-1000
- Mercy Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 4.36 miles away301 Saint Paul Place Baltimore Maryland 21202Voluntary non-profit - Church(410) 332-9237
- Fmc - Cross Keys1.22 miles away2 Hamill Rd Suite 200 Quadrangle Building East Baltimore Maryland 21210Dialysis Stations: 17 (410) 323-4568
- Northwest Dialysis Center1.78 miles away2245 Rolling Run Dr Ste 1 Windsor Mill Maryland 21244CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (410) 265-0158
- Idf - Chestnut Square Dialysis Ctr2.14 miles away3303 Chestnut Ave Baltimore Maryland 21211Dialysis Stations: 21 (410) 366-5400
- Greenspring Dialysis Center2.22 miles away4701 Mt Hope Dr Ste C Baltimore Maryland 21215CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (410) 585-0467
- Seton Drive Dialysis2.3 miles away4800 Seton Drive Baltimore Maryland 21215CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (410) 585-0446
- Pikesville Dialysis2.32 miles away6609 Reisterstown Road Ste 100 Baltimore Maryland 21215CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 6 (410) 358-1745
- Davita - Falls Road2.72 miles away1423 Clarkview Road Ste 500 Baltimore Maryland 21209CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (410) 828-4643
- Davita Union Memorial Dialysis2.81 miles away201 East University Parkway Baltimore Maryland 21218Dialysis Stations: 27 (410) 554-4535