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 B-, this appears to be a respectable facility. The nursing homes in Alexandria received quality grades across the board with a city grade of a B. The best part of this facility's report card was is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
The Fountains at Washington House
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We want to point out that this nursing home received a far better grade for short-term care than its overall score. In fact, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing care, with an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our nursing score is largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 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 place the state 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 having a system of turning residents even once per day.
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Turning to the area of health inspections, we gave this nursing home a grade of C for our inspection category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F in this area, which is a very poor score. This is certainly a significant concern. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 90.90909 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Fountains at Washington House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Fountains at Washington House, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Fountains at Washington House, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents that experienced a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Fountains at Washington House, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Fountains at Washington House, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Fountains at Washington House, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Fountains at Washington House, 3.63% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Fountains at Washington House, 91.12% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Fountains at Washington House, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Fountains at Washington House, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Fountains at Washington House, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Fountains at Washington House, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Fountains at Washington House, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Alexandria, VA
- 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 B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Alexandria, Virginia has 5 other nursing homes
- 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
- 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