The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility is a very-small non-profit nursing home in Washington, District of Columbia. This nursing home received a first-rate overall grade of A+, making it ranked among the three highest graded facilities in the city. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category grades, which are just as impressive as its overall score.
The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Best Nursing Home in District of Columbia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. We were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an A+ for its long-term care score. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 96.77419 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When computing our nursing scores, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 District of Columbia in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving residents more often.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. We gave it an A- in this area. This completed truly elite report card. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who 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.
The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.57% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 11.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 88.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
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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