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Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center's website

901 First Street Nw,
Washington DC 20001

(202) 535-1100

96.56% estimated occupancy 1

Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center is in the large metropolitan area of Washington, District of Columbia which has a total of 601,592 people. We gave this nursing home a B- overall, which is a decent grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Washington, which is a B. Even in a city featuring 17 other nursing homes, this facility looks like a sound option. The best part of this facility's report card was is its long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home's long-term care score was better than its overall score. In fact, we gave it a B for its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.19355 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

It should also be noted that this facility's inspection grade was strong as well. We gave it a B for inspections, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another reason we rated this facility so highly is that it received an A+ nursing rating. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. Nursing grades are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our final area is short-term care, where we gave this nursing home a grade of C in that area. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 3.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 12.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 1.18% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-plus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 1.57% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 7.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 11.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 0.9% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 88.98% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 16.99% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 24.37% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 24.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 6.11 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center, 66.15% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

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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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita - Brentwood1.79 miles away1231 Brentwood Rd Ne Washington District of Columbia 20018CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (202) 636-3711
  • Davita - K Street Dialysis1.9 miles away2131 K Street Nw Ste 300 Washington District of Columbia 20037CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (202) 223-8453
  • Bma - Columbia Heights1.94 miles away106 Irving St Nw Ste 1400 Washington District of Columbia 20010CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (202) 829-0060
  • Davita Washington Center for Aging2.38 miles away2601 18th Street Ne, a Wing Basement Washington District of Columbia 20018Dialysis Stations: 9 (202) 636-7212