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.


1Crofton Care & Rehabilitation CenterCrofton MD180
2Hebrew Home of Greater WashingtonRockville MD558
3Lorien Health Systems – ColumbiaColumbia MD205
4St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterBaltimore MD162
5ManorCare Health Services – RossvilleBaltimore MD172
6Future Care Capital RegionLandover MD150
7ManorCare Health Services – PotomacPotomac MD158
8Wilson Health Care CenterGaithersburg MD285
9Signature Healthcare at Mallard Bay CambridgeCambridge MD160
10Future Care – ClintonClinton MD180
11Future Care NorthpointBaltimore MD155
12ManorCare Health Services – Chevy ChaseChevy Chase MD172
13Brooke Grove Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterSandy Spring MD190

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.

Wilson Health Care Center at Asbury Methodist Village

Brooke Grove Rehab and Nursing Center

Crofton Convalescent Center

Hebrew Home of Greater Washington


1Centra Health – Guggenheimer Health & Rehabilitation CenterLynchburgVA166
2Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care CenterRichmondVA200
3Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Skilled Nursing FacilityNorfolkVA192
4Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare CenterAlexandriaVA307
5Westminster Canterbury RichmondRichmondVA158
6Dogwood Village of Orange CountyOrangeVA164
7Carriage Hill Health And Rehab CenterFredericksburgVA150
8Dulles Health & Rehab CenterHerndonVA166
9Fairfax Rehabilitation And Nursing CenterFairfaxVA200
10ManorCare Health Services – Fair OaksFairfaxVA155
11Salem Health & Rehabilitation CenterSalemVA240

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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