Located in Catonsville, Maryland, St. Joseph's Nursing Home is one of nine nursing homes in the city. We awarded this nursing home a very impressive overall score of A. With a score of this magnitude, this facility turned out to be a far better option than most of the nursing homes in Catonsville. Based on all of the relevant data, you can't go wrong with this place. We also gave this nursing home strong ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
St. Joseph's Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes fared this well in this area. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing score is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Maryland in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a patient more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a top-shelf long-term care grade. This actually ended up being this facility's third strongest category score. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.39394 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. 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 an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B. Even though this proved to be its lowest category score, this is nevertheless an above average score. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is typically a solid measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St. Joseph's Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 10.18% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 92.14% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 19.83% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 28.37% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Catonsville, MD
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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