Sacred Heart Home is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Hyattsville, Maryland. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this is without a doubt an impressive nursing home. Not surprisingly, this is the top facility in Hyattsville. As you can find below, this place also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Sacred Heart Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A. When determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses commit to residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was long-term care. Contributing to its strong profile, this nursing home also performed well in that category. In fact, it received a of A- for that area. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.99497 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B. This actually turned out to be this facility's worst area. A facility is doing something right when their lowest score still beats out most facilities. Short-term care scores are important for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sacred Heart Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sacred Heart Home, 10.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sacred Heart Home, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sacred Heart Home, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sacred Heart Home, 13.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sacred Heart Home, 14.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sacred Heart Home, 10.05% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sacred Heart Home, 92.62% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sacred Heart Home, 19.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sacred Heart Home, 30.15% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Sacred Heart Home, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sacred Heart Home, 30.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Scores for Hyattsville, 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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