Note: Wicomico Nursing Home has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Located in Salisbury, Maryland, Wicomico Nursing Home is one of four nursing homes in this area. Sporting an overall grade of D, this is a subpar facility. This nursing home seems to have very little working in its favor. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 102 Beds

CCRC :

Government - City/county

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

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

Although this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it received a slightly more favorable score in the category of inspections. We awarded it a B- for this category, which is not bad. Inspection grades are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Nursing scores are largely tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This place averages just 0 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Lastly, we also considered a few quality-based statistics in this category. Although this place didn't rank well in terms of nursing hours, it performed much better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In terms of the number of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is usually a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented with better nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A-Apr 19: A-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

The next category we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B- in this category. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The question is whether this also affected quality of care. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the facility. This facility performed better in this statistic. It fared better than most nursing homes in this metric with 54.5 percent of its patients returning home. For most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Turning to the final category, this facility was given a respectable long-term care score of C. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.80478 percent of its residents. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.8 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
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

Wicomico Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
B+
6.22%
State
B-
8.89%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients which have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
C
4.38%
State
B+
2.64%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who have sustained a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
F
11.34%
State
B
2.32%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Provider
A-
8.37%
State
B+
12.52%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
B+
16.73%
State
A-
14.88%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Provider
B
2.07%
State
B
5.96%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A-
99.4%
State
B
93.75%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.

Provider
B
14.08%
State
B-
18.42%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.

Provider
A-
21.78%
State
A-
22.28%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Provider
A
0.8
State
A-
1.23
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Provider
C
21.78
State
C
22.28
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
16.19
State
B+
8.17
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Provider
A-
79.22%
State
B-
66.25%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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