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Fort Washington Estates

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+Aug 22: A+Sep 22: A+
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Fort Washington Estates's website

735 Susquehanna Road,
Fort Washington PA 19034

(267) 433-4865

82.5% estimated occupancy 1

Fort Washington Estates is a small non-profit facility in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percentile of all nursing homes in the country. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. Finally, this wound up being a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania badge

Best Nursing Home in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania badge

Best Nursing Home in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania badge

Top Nursing Home in Pennsylvania Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania badge

Best Nursing Home in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. We weren't able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. There are quite a few factors included in this category. Many of the criteria relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also was awarded a very strong long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being this facility's third most impressive category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.20635 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the last area, this facility also was awarded a very strong short-term care grade, with a grade of A. This rounded out a very strong report card. In the category of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fort Washington Estates Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Fort Washington Estates, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Fort Washington Estates, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have had a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Fort Washington Estates, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Fort Washington Estates, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Fort Washington Estates, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Washington Estates, 3.12% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Washington Estates, 88.22% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Fort Washington Estates, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Washington Estates, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Washington Estates, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Washington Estates, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Fort Washington Estates, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Horsham ClinicPsychiatric 1.91 miles away722 East Butler Pike Ambler Pennsylvania 19002Proprietary(215) 643-7800
  • Abington Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.84 miles away1200 Old York Road Abington Pennsylvania 19001Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 481-2000
  • Chestnut Hill HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.66 miles away8835 Germantown Ave Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118Proprietary(215) 248-8200
  • Suburban Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.4 miles away2701 Dekalb Pike Norristown Pennsylvania 19401Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 278-2000
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.9 miles away1648 Huntingdon Pike Jenkintown Pennsylvania 19046Voluntary non-profit - Church(215) 947-3000
  • Lansdale HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.49 miles away100 Medical Campus Drive Lansdale Pennsylvania 19446Voluntary non-profit - Other(215) 368-2100
  • Einstein Medical Center MontgomeryAcute Care Hospitals 7.72 miles away559 West Germantown Pike Norristown Pennsylvania 19403Voluntary non-profit - Private(484) 662-1000
  • Jeanes HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.41 miles away7600 Central Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19111Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 728-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Abington3.88 miles away1036 Easton Road Willow Grove Pennsylvania 19090Dialysis Stations: 24 (215) 657-5595
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Harston Hall3.92 miles away350 Haws Lane Flourtown Pennsylvania 19031Dialysis Stations: 9 (215) 233-0181
  • Davita - Abington Dialysis4.32 miles away3940-a Commerce Avenue Willow Grove Pennsylvania 19090CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (215) 830-1115
  • Davita Willow Grove Dialysis4.55 miles away1849 Davisville Road Willow Grove Pennsylvania 19090Dialysis Stations: 24 (215) 659-3426
  • Davita - Wyncote Dialysis5.08 miles awayCedarbrook Plaza 1000 Easton Road, Suite 250 Wyncote Pennsylvania 19095CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (215) 884-3398
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Abramson5.86 miles away1425 Horsham Rd North Wales Pennsylvania 19454Dialysis Stations: 9 (215) 646-3525
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - East Norriton6.13 miles away2925 Dekalb Pike Norristown Pennsylvania 19401CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (610) 279-0776
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Mt. Airy6.26 miles away10 East Moreland Avenue, Suite 300 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 39 (215) 381-0310