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.


Wilson Health Care Center at Asbury Methodist Village

Brooke Grove Rehab and Nursing Center

Crofton Convalescent Center

Hebrew Home of Greater Washington



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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