Located in Towson, Maryland, Pickersgill Retirement Community is one of eight facilities there. This facility is among the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. Receiving an A+ in our rating system requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the 10 best nursing homes in Maryland. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are equally impressive. You really can't do any better than a straight A profile.
Pickersgill Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 95.454544 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade is based on quite a few datapoints, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, this facility received a very strong short-term care rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this area, giving this facility straight A's. Our short-term care grade is often employed to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pickersgill Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 10.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 92.62% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pickersgill Retirement Community, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Towson, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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