Note: Northwest Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Northwest Healthcare Center is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Baltimore, Maryland with a population of 632,623 people. This nursing home received an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. Fortunately, if you aren't satisfied with this facility, there are 28 nursing homes to choose from in the city so you should be able to find a better option. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 91 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Partnership

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

While we gave this facility an abysmal overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our nursing rating. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing ratings also weigh quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: BApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Moving on to the category of short-term care, this facility was awarded just a D in that area. Unfortunately, this wound up being its second best grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Given its abysmal grade in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this facility offers significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 31.8 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: B-Jan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

This nursing home received really poor inspection reports in recent years, causing them to receive a lowly F in our inspection category. An F in this area is typically a sign that there were some red flags on the nursing home's inspection reports. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection rating, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next category we looked at was long-term care. We gave it an F in this category, which is a poor grade. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 97.19626 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.79 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Northwest Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Provider
C
10%
State
B-
8.89%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Provider
B+
2.8%
State
B+
2.64%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.32%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
D
23.81%
State
B+
12.52%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
D
35.26%
State
A-
14.88%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
D
12.12%
State
B
5.96%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
B
98.05%
State
B
93.75%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's health.

Provider
D
22.26%
State
B-
18.42%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B+
18.83%
State
A-
22.28%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
A+
0.79
State
A-
1.23
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
18.83
State
C
22.28
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
9.04
State
B+
8.17
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Provider
B
70%
State
B-
66.25%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Cross Keys 1.22 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
2 Hamill Rd Suite 200 Quadrangle Building East Baltimore Maryland 21210
(410) 323-4568
Northwest Dialysis Center 1.78 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
2245 Rolling Run Dr Ste 1 Windsor Mill Maryland 21244
(410) 265-0158
Idf - Chestnut Square Dialysis Ctr 2.14 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
3303 Chestnut Ave Baltimore Maryland 21211
(410) 366-5400
Greenspring Dialysis Center 2.22 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
4701 Mt Hope Dr Ste C Baltimore Maryland 21215
(410) 585-0467
Seton Drive Dialysis 2.3 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
4800 Seton Drive Baltimore Maryland 21215
(410) 585-0446
Pikesville Dialysis 2.32 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 6
6609 Reisterstown Road Ste 100 Baltimore Maryland 21215
(410) 358-1745
Davita - Falls Road 2.72 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
1423 Clarkview Road Ste 500 Baltimore Maryland 21209
(410) 828-4643
Davita Union Memorial Dialysis 2.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 27
201 East University Parkway Baltimore Maryland 21218
(410) 554-4535