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.

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1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 76 certified bedsrating information

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

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidrating information

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

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Ratingrating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

2 starsBelow Average
Health Inspectionrating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s health inspection results. More stars are better.

3 starsAverage
Staffingrating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). More stars are better.

3 starsAverage
RN staffingrating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the amount of time Registered Nurses (RNs) spend with residents as reported by the nursing home. More stars are better.

5 starsMuch Above Average
Quality Measuresrating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on resident assessment data that show how well the nursing home cares for residents’ needs. More stars are better.

1 starMuch Below Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterMaryland
Average
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
35.2%14.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.5%1.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
82.5%82.8%
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
93.7%80.8%
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Maryland
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
5.0%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
8.1%4.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
16.7%6.6%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
5.2%6.6%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
43.4%58.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
6.0%2.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
41.6%22.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
25.4%18.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
6.1%6.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
5.8%5.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
14.2%18.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
98.6%95.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
99.0%92.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
5.8%14.0%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 11/06/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 6
Average number of health deficiencies in Maryland: 10.2

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