Althea Woodland Nursing Home

This nursing home is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Daleview Drive, and accommodates 50 residents, which is a pretty small nursing home. It has been a fixture in Silver Spring for over 50 years.

Back in 2009, it was one of just two Maryland nursing homes with a five-star rating earning it a spot on the coveted "America's Best Nursing Homes" list.

Today, it receives average – above average Medicare ratings, with above average staffing and quality ratings. It does suffer in health inspection ratings, with above average deficiencies.

A 2015 inspection of Althea raised a number of concerns that if not solved could create conditions which lead to nursing home lawsuits. The first deficiency that is of concern is the failure to adequately care for its residents that need special services.

There is a laundry list of these types of services: trach suctioning, injections, foot care, prostheses, colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care,and respiratory care. This is a concern because these are the patients who may be predisposed to having problems that lead to real issues that must be addressed. Foot care is a concern for nursing home patients, particularly those that are immobile, because of the high risk of bed sores.

The second big concern that jumps out is that the facility was cited for not having an adequate program to investigate, control and keeps infections from spreading. Obviously, infections are a big issue for nursing home patients.

The facility can be reached by calling 301-434-2646.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 50 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.

3 starsAverage
Health Inspectionrating information

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

2 starsBelow Average
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.

4 starsAbove Average
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.

4 starsAbove 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.

4 starsAbove Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlthea Woodland Nursing HomeMaryland
Average
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
13.8%14.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.6%1.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
95.4%82.8%
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
76.2%80.8%
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
6.9%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlthea Woodland Nursing Home Maryland
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
1.1%4.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
5.0%6.6%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
6.2%6.6%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE58.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
3.9%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.
38.0%22.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
35.7%18.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
3.3%6.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%5.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
12.1%18.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
100.0%95.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
73.7%92.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
14.9%14.0%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 07/13/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 15
Average number of health deficiencies in Maryland: 10.2

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