Note: Washington Center for Aging Svcs has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Washington Center for Aging Svcs is located in Washington, District of Columbia, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. Our rating scheme was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall score of F. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is not a good fit for any prospective resident. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Non profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While this facility's overall score was rock bottom, it didn't perform as poorly in nursing. We awarded it a B- for this area. The nursing score weighs a handful of factors, most of which are associated with nursing hours. According to its CMS reports, this facility provided an average of 5 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which was above the national average. Finally, our nursing rating also includes applicable quality-based measures. While this nursing home excelled in terms of quantity of nursing hours, it fell short in certain datapoints that focused on quality. This nursing home's nursing grade was pulled down by poor performance in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers. In fact, we found that 13.3 percent of this facility's patients suffered from pressure ulcers. Since some pressure ulcers could be avoided with proper nursing protocols, we reduce a nursing home's nursing grade when we see this kind of prevalence of pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

Remarkably, we gave this nursing home a grade of B- for its short-term care grade, which is not too bad of a score. In crafting these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. This place was above average in this area with 50.1 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This facility also didn't rate too badly in the area of long-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a grade of C for that area, which turned out to be among its more favorable scores. Our long-term care grades are important for individuals needing personal care. This nursing home's vaccination data weren't as favorable some of its other statistics in this area, such as its nursing hours. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 85.6492 percent of its residents. We would like to see some improvement herein this statistic next year. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

D
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Looking to our last category of inspections, we gave this nursing home a score of just D, which is a relatively poor grade. Our inspection score is based on the nursing home's inspections. Since this data is compiled by independent government inspectors, we place more weight on it in our overall grades. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home had 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Washington Center for Aging Svcs Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
D
13.31%
State
C
13.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
A
0.91%
State
A
1.1%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
C
3.94%
State
B
2.39%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
B+
11.1%
State
B+
10.24%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A+
3.4%
State
A-
11.84%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
B
1.36%
State
A-
1.34%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Provider
D
86.25%
State
B-
84.25%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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

Provider
B-
16.56%
State
B-
16.54%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
B
17.1%
State
B+
19.09%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Provider
A
0.88
State
A
0.91
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
B
17.1
State
B-
19.09
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
4.49
State
A-
6.5
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Provider
F
40.47%
State
C
56.03%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Medstar Washington Hospital Center 1.82 mi
110 Irving St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010
(202) 877-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Children's Hospital Nmc 1.87 mi
111 Michigan Ave, Nw Washington District of Columbia 20010
(202) 476-5000
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Howard University Hospital 2.33 mi
2041 Georgia Ave Nw Washington District of Columbia 20060
(202) 745-6100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Umd Prince George's Hospital Ctr 3.07 mi
3001 Hospital Drive Hyattsville Maryland 20785
(301) 618-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
George Washington Univ Hospital 4.12 mi
900 23rd St Nw Washington District of Columbia 20037
(202) 716-4605
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital 5.16 mi
3800 Reservoir Rd Washington District of Columbia 20007
(202) 784-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
United Medical Center 6.19 mi
1310 Southern Avenue Se Washington District of Columbia 20032
(202) 574-6611
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Sibley Memorial Hospital 7.02 mi
5255 Loughboro Rd Nw Washington District of Columbia 20016
(202) 537-4680
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other

Nearby Dialysis

Davita Washington Center for Aging 0.06 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
2601 18th Street Ne, a Wing Basement Washington District of Columbia 20018
(202) 636-7212
International Dialysis Center LLC 0.38 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
1730 Hamlin St Ne Washington District of Columbia 20018
(202) 525-5415
Davita - Brentwood 0.59 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1231 Brentwood Rd Ne Washington District of Columbia 20018
(202) 636-3711
Davita - Eighth Street 1.43 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
920 Bladensburg Road Ne Washington District of Columbia 20002
(202) 399-0128
Mt. Rainier Dialysis 1.51 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
2303 Varnum Street Mount Rainier Maryland 20712
(301) 277-5350
Bma - Northeast Washington 1.58 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
817 Varnum St Ne Washington District of Columbia 20017
(202) 832-4481
Capitol Dialysis 1.62 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
140 Q Street Ne Washington District of Columbia 20002
(202) 636-9411
Universal Dialysis Center 1.76 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
3804 Bladensburg Rd Brentwood Maryland 20722
(301) 277-2704