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The Fountains at Washington House

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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5100 Fillmore Avenue,
Alexandria VA 22311

( 70) 384-5510

The Fountains at Washington House is in Alexandria, Virginia. This city is one of the most populated cities in the country with has a total of 321,490 people. With an overall grade of C, this appears to be a respectable facility. This grade isn't too far off the city grade for Alexandria, which is a B-. The best part of this facility's report card is is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We gave this facility an A in the area of short-term care. In computing our short-term care scores, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is generally a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. We were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B+. There are numerous factors within this category. Many of the criteria reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, we gave this nursing home a B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable grades. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. It does not appear that this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The last category we assessed is inspections. This facility did not receive favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave it an F in this category. This pulled down this facility's overall grade quite a bit. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection grade, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This facility had a deficiency on its inspection report. We were relieved to find that it wasn't in a category that suggests that it posed a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received large government fines recently amounting to more than $100,000. This often signifies that a facility's bad track record spanned several years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

The Fountains at Washington House Quality Metrics

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In The Fountains at Washington House, 50% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In The Fountains at Washington House, 10.38% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In The Fountains at Washington House, 76.79% of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Alexandria, VA

  • 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
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Alexandria, Virginia has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Inova Alexandria HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.1 miles away4320 Seminary Rd Alexandria Virginia 22304Voluntary non-profit - Private(703) 504-3167
  • Virginia Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.63 miles away1701 North George Mason Drive Arlington Virginia 22205Voluntary non-profit - Private(703) 558-5000
  • George Washington Univ HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.67 miles away900 23rd St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20037Proprietary(202) 716-4605
  • Medstar Georgetown University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.68 miles away3800 Reservoir Rd Washington District of Columbia 20007Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 784-3000
  • Inova Fairfax HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.05 miles away3300 Gallows Road Falls Church Virginia 22042Voluntary non-profit - Private(703) 776-4001
  • Sibley Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.83 miles away5255 Loughboro Rd Nw Washington District of Columbia 20016Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 537-4680
  • United Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.97 miles away1310 Southern Avenue Se Washington District of Columbia 20032Proprietary(202) 574-6611
  • Inova Mount Vernon HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.09 miles away2501 Parkers Lane Alexandria Virginia 22306Voluntary non-profit - Private(703) 664-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Alexandria1.84 miles away5150 Duke St Alexandria Virginia 22304CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (703) 823-7940
  • Alexandria Kidney Center1.91 miles away4141 Duke Street Alexandria Virginia 22304CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (703) 370-8250
  • Davita - Arlington2.06 miles away4805 First St North Arlington Virginia 22203CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (703) 527-0652
  • Cdc - Alexandria2.07 miles away5999 Stevenson Ave Ste 100 Alexandria Virginia 22304CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (703) 751-6115
  • Renal Carepartners - Arlington/Alexandria2.22 miles away2445 Army Navy Dr Anderson Bldg 2nd Floor Arlington Virginia 22206CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (703) 892-0250
  • Davita Pentagon City Dialysis3.44 miles away1785 South Hayes St Arlington Virginia 22202Dialysis Stations: 8 (703) 920-0980
  • Advanced Dialysis Center - Potomac3.45 miles away1785 S Hayes St Arlington Virginia 22202Dialysis Stations: 1 (703) 521-1056
  • Us Renal Care Falls Church Dialysis3.64 miles away6541 Arlington Blvd Falls Church Virginia 22042Dialysis Stations: 13 (703) 533-8247