Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehab Center is a not-for-profit facility located in Somerset County, at 301 Hall Highway in Crisfield, Maryland. You can reach the facility at 410-968-1801.

The nursing home has 158 beds and contains both private and semi-private rooms. When last checked, this center housed 73 residents.

Competitors

There are not many nursing homes in this area. The biggest competitors for this Alice Bryd is probably Hartley Hall in Pocomoke City which is about 20 miles away (about a half hour drive) and Aurora Senior Living Manokin in Princess Anne. Frankly, these are three nursing homes that have done little to impress if you look at the objective evaluations that Medicare provides to us.

Ownership

Alice Bryd Tawes is owned by McCready Health, a network of medical and care facilities that serve Maryland's Eastern Shore. McCready Health runs Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield, which has the distinction of being the smallest hospital in Maryland.

Medicare Health Inspections

The Medicare ratings of this facility are between below-average and average. The facility has fewer health deficiencies reported than both the Maryland average. Many average nursing homes struggle with their health inspections. Alice Bryd has actually done quite well.

Quality

However, the quality measures reported (percentage of residents who received recommended care and percentages of residents who had pain, bedsores, UTI’s, and other care-related problems) are much higher than the state averages as well as the U.S. average. Reports of pain statistics can sometimes be a sign of a serious problem in the nursing home because it may reflect the fact that the resident patients are not receiving the proper care or attention that they may need. (In fairness, it can also be that the home is aggressive in taking on challenging patients.) But Alice Bryd has a quality rating of 1 star, the lowest rating you can get. Stating the obvious: this is not good. It is not the score you get if you are a good nursing home.

Staffing

This thesis is supported by the licensed staff hours per resident per day. Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home logged approximately 1.67 licensed staff hours per resident per day compared to the Maryland average of 1.7. This is not far below the average but "average" care in a Maryland nursing home may not be the most appropriate goal, given the state of nursing home care in Maryland and in this country.

  • A 2015 article discussing how Delmarva's falling nursing home ratings and the fact that Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, while better than many Delmarva nursing homes, has dropped two full stars.
  • A look at Alice Byrd's financial data which provide a fascinating look at the costs and revenues of running a nursing home. The big cost -- and what too many nursing homes skip on -- is qualified and experienced employees
  • Facebook page for Alice Bryd Tawes
  • Have you or a loved one been harmed by the care received at Alice Bryd? Call our nursing home attorneys at 800-553-8082 or get a free online case review. We bring lawsuits against nursing homes that fail to meet their obligations to their residents.
1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 76 certified bedsinformation

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidinformation

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating information

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing homes's performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

Four Stars Above Average
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

Three Stars Average
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Four Stars Above Average
RN Staffing Five Stars Much Above Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

Three Stars Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home Maryland
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
11.2% 10.4%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
3.7% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
98.5% 85.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
98.2% 84.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 1.7%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home Maryland
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
4.0% 2.7%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
1.6% 2.5%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
15.0% 5.4%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
5.1% 8.8%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
31.3% 62.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
2.3% 1.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 0.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
34.0% 22.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
35.8% 18.0%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
9.7% 5.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
15.3% 3.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
7.6% 16.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
97.1% 96.7%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
100.0% 94.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
13.9% 12.4%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 05/01/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 14
Average number of health deficiencies in Maryland: 14.6

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