The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility is a very-small non-profit nursing home located in Washington, District of Columbia. This proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the highest grade that we offer. Even in a city of 17 nursing homes, this nursing home stood out. This also wound up being a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1731 Bunker Hill Road Ne,
Washington DC 20017
55% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also performed well in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the impressive quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were happy with the nursing home's vaccination statistics. For example, this facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This place provided 8.9 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these statistics. In addition to providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these statistics as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care offered.
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Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, 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.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, this nursing home also was given an impressive short-term care score, with an A-. This wrapped up a very favorable report card. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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, 11.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which sustained falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.77% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 8.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility, 89.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered 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-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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