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United Medical Nursing Home

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Updated Feb 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: B-Apr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: B-Oct 20: FJan 21: FFeb 21: F
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United Medical Nursing Home's website

1310 Southern Avenue, Se, Suite 200,
Washington DC 20032

(202) 574-6000

2.41% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for United Medical Nursing Home has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

United Medical Nursing Home is an average-sized hospital-based nursing home in Washington, District of Columbia. This facility received an overall grade of F. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Washington. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive nursing grade. You can scroll down to learn more about nursing and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 

Specialized Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Even though we gave this facility a very poor overall score, we gave it a B+ for our nursing rating. When computing our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents at least once a day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Interestingly, this facility's awful overall score can't really be attributed to its inspection reports. We awarded it a grade of C for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. This place had 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you it avoided the more ominous classes of deficiencies. Lastly, we would like to point out that this place received government fines recently. Fortunately these were not on the high end as government fines go. However, this still is not what we like to find.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this nursing home's next highest score was short-term care. As it turns out, with a D in this category, it still fared somewhat badly. Short-term care grades are generally used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Considering its grade in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to the fourth area, this facility didn't perform well in this category either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in long-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. Nursing homes that don't score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated only 90.18987 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

United Medical Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In United Medical Nursing Home, 12.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In United Medical Nursing Home, 1.18% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In United Medical Nursing Home, 1.57% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In United Medical Nursing Home, 7.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In United Medical Nursing Home, 11.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In United Medical Nursing Home, 0.9% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In United Medical Nursing Home, 88.98% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In United Medical Nursing Home, 16.99% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In United Medical Nursing Home, 24.37% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In United Medical Nursing Home, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In United Medical Nursing Home, 24.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In United Medical Nursing Home, 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: F

In United Medical Nursing Home, 66.15% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

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

Looking for more options? Washington, District of Columbia has 16 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • United Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.15 miles away1310 Southern Avenue Se Washington District of Columbia 20032Proprietary(202) 574-6611
  • George Washington Univ HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.67 miles away900 23rd St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20037Proprietary(202) 716-4605
  • Howard University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.93 miles away2041 Georgia Ave Nw Washington District of Columbia 20060Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 745-6100
  • Children's Hospital NmcChildrens 6.43 miles away111 Michigan Ave, Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 476-5000
  • Inova Alexandria HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.51 miles away4320 Seminary Rd Alexandria Virginia 22304Voluntary non-profit - Private(703) 504-3167
  • Medstar Washington Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.61 miles away110 Irving St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010Voluntary non-profit - Other(202) 877-7000
  • Medstar Georgetown University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.1 miles away3800 Reservoir Rd Washington District of Columbia 20007Voluntary non-profit - Private(202) 784-3000
  • Umd Prince George's Hospital CtrAcute Care Hospitals 7.42 miles away3001 Hospital Drive Hyattsville Maryland 20785Voluntary non-profit - Private(301) 618-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Us Renal Care Oxon Hill Dialysis1.62 miles away5410 Indian Head Hwy Oxon Hill Maryland 20745CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (301) 749-9307
  • Greater Southeast Community Dialysis Center1.67 miles away4601 Marti Luther King Jr. Avenue Southwest Suite A Washington District of Columbia 20032Dialysis Stations: 22 (202) 838-3153
  • Washington Nursing Dialysis1.71 miles away2425 25th Street Se Washington District of Columbia 20020Dialysis Stations: 9 (202) 678-0036
  • Whitney Dialysis LLC1.83 miles away5442 Saint Barnabas Rd Oxon Hill Maryland 20745CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (301) 894-0572
  • Davita - Gwu Se2.01 miles awayRenal Dialysis Unit 3857 a Pennsylvania Ave Se Washington District of Columbia 20020CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (202) 581-9440
  • Rai Care Centers of Southeast Dc LLC2.08 miles away1918 14th St Se Washington District of Columbia 20020Dialysis Stations: 15 (202) 889-0529
  • Rivertowne Dialysis Center2.27 miles away6169 Livingston Road Oxon Hill Maryland 20745CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (301) 749-1713
  • Bma - Camp Springs2.37 miles away3700 - a St Barnabas Rd Suitland Maryland 20746CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (301) 423-5657