Washington DC Area Nursing Homes Rank High Nationally In National News Publication
By Jeffrey J. Downey, Nursing Home Attorney Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC
Every year, there is a publisher that puts out a ranking of best nursing homes in America. Some of them come from the industry themselves as a self-marketing tool, and some come from reputable news reporting companies such as Newsweek.
In methodology Newsweek used in reviewing nursing homes, only half of the states were considered, and the District of Columbia was excluded. As a practical matter, there are limited nursing homes in the District, including Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home, Forest Hills of DC and Deanwood Rehab and Wellness Center.
Virginia and Maryland were states that included nursing home facilities on the list. In the end, over 1100 nursing homes of the nearly 12,000 met the criteria to be considered, and only 450 nursing homes were selected from across the country for this “best of” list.
Measurements for quality measures, or QM for short, included, lengths of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, percentage number who received antipsychotic medication, percentage of those residents who ability to move independent worsened, as well as a number of other measures.
|1||Crofton Care & Rehabilitation Center||Crofton||MD||180|
|2||Hebrew Home of Greater Washington||Rockville||MD||558|
|3||Lorien Health Systems – Columbia||Columbia||MD||205|
|4||St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation & Nursing Center||Baltimore||MD||162|
|5||ManorCare Health Services – Rossville||Baltimore||MD||172|
|6||Future Care Capital Region||Landover||MD||150|
|7||ManorCare Health Services – Potomac||Potomac||MD||158|
|8||Wilson Health Care Center||Gaithersburg||MD||285|
|9||Signature Healthcare at Mallard Bay Cambridge||Cambridge||MD||160|
|10||Future Care – Clinton||Clinton||MD||180|
|11||Future Care Northpoint||Baltimore||MD||155|
|12||ManorCare Health Services – Chevy Chase||Chevy Chase||MD||172|
|13||Brooke Grove Rehabilitation & Nursing Center||Sandy Spring||MD||190|
Here are four Maryland nursing homes that, while listed on the best of list, they are noted here because I have written about them and they were listed at a lower rating at the time.
|1||Centra Health – Guggenheimer Health & Rehabilitation Center||Lynchburg||VA||166|
|2||Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center||Richmond||VA||200|
|3||Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility||Norfolk||VA||192|
|4||Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center||Alexandria||VA||307|
|5||Westminster Canterbury Richmond||Richmond||VA||158|
|6||Dogwood Village of Orange County||Orange||VA||164|
|7||Carriage Hill Health And Rehab Center||Fredericksburg||VA||150|
|8||Dulles Health & Rehab Center||Herndon||VA||166|
|9||Fairfax Rehabilitation And Nursing Center||Fairfax||VA||200|
|10||ManorCare Health Services – Fair Oaks||Fairfax||VA||155|
|11||Salem Health & Rehabilitation Center||Salem||VA||240|
Here is a link to consider when selecting a nursing home. This article gives you an outline of what to look for in what is considered a bad nursing home. Non-profit facilities generally rank better than large for-profit nursing homes.
As you select a nursing home to consider for a loved one, it is important to look beyond the numbers that are provided by state and federal officials. This can be done reviewing their online survey reports through Department of Health websites of Maryland, Virginia and DC.
If you or a loved have been injured as a result of negligence on the part of a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C.
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