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Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center's website

1380 Southern Ave Se,
Washington DC 20032

(202) 279-5880

86.93% estimated occupancy 1

Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center is one of 17 options in Washington, District of Columbia. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a relatively poor rating. In our grading scheme, we ranked this in the bottom half of nursing homes in Washington. In a city with plenty of other nursing homes, you ought to be able to find a better option. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

While this facility's overall score was not a highlight, it earned a very good score in the area of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better grades. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.64602 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

We actually gave this facility a very solid grade in the area of inspections as well. We awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many nursing homes in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. The nursing grade consists of many datapoints, but the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this area. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's worst area was short-term care, which is the final area we scored. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of just D. Short-term care grades are crucial for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With its weak score in this area, we were not stunned to discover that this facility offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 12.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 1.18% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 1.57% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 7.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 11.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 0.9% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 88.98% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 16.99% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 24.37% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 24.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 6.11 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Serenity Rehabilitation and Health Center, 66.15% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Scores for Washington, DC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Howard University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.01 miles away2041 Georgia Ave Nw Washington District of Columbia 20060Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 745-6100
  • Children's Hospital NmcChildrens 6.5 miles away111 Michigan Ave, Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 476-5000
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  • Medstar Washington Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.68 miles away110 Irving St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 877-7000
  • Medstar Georgetown University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.18 miles away3800 Reservoir Rd Washington District of Columbia 20007Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 784-3000
  • Fort Washington HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.44 miles away11711 Livingston Road Fort Washington Maryland 20744Voluntary non-profit - Other(301) 292-7000

Nearby Dialysis

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  • Greater Southeast Community Dialysis Center1.69 miles away4601 Marti Luther King Jr. Avenue Southwest Suite A Washington District of Columbia 20032Dialysis Stations: 22 (202) 838-3153
  • Washington Nursing Dialysis1.75 miles away2425 25th Street Se Washington District of Columbia 20020Dialysis Stations: 9 (202) 678-0036
  • Whitney Dialysis LLC1.75 miles away5442 Saint Barnabas Rd Oxon Hill Maryland 20745CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (301) 894-0572
  • Davita - Gwu Se2.05 miles awayRenal Dialysis Unit 3857 a Pennsylvania Ave Se Washington District of Columbia 20020CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (202) 581-9440
  • Rai Care Centers of Southeast Dc LLC2.15 miles away1918 14th St Se Washington District of Columbia 20020Dialysis Stations: 15 (202) 889-0529
  • Rivertowne Dialysis Center2.22 miles away6169 Livingston Road Oxon Hill Maryland 20745CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (301) 749-1713
  • Bma - Camp Springs2.32 miles away3700 - a St Barnabas Rd Suitland Maryland 20746CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (301) 423-5657