BridgePark Healthcare Center

BridgePark Nursing & Rehabilitation is a 106-bed skilled nursing center in the Gwynn Oak area of Baltimore, Maryland. It offers short-term recovery and rehabilitation services.

It is owned by Communicare, a family owned business in Ohio that is expanding quickly into Maryland. CommuniCare has facilities in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Missouri. There are fifteen nursing home centers that they service in Maryland.

The health inspections for this facility are not good. In the last inspection we saw in 2015, the citations included:

  • Failure to follow MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment which led to the failure to address a patient's life ending wishes.
  • Failure to notify a doctor of unacceptably high blood pressure
  • Failure to notify families of residents with injuries and illness
  • Failure to ensure patient privacy (no privacy curtain for roommates)
  • Failure to maintain medical equipment in a clean, orderly, sanitary manner
  • Failure to make sure the facility is free from accident hazards
  • Failure to place handrails on each side of the hallways. There was a rail on the elevator that was not firmly fixed to the wall
  • Failure to keep complete and accurate clinical record for a patient

Here is the lasting quote from the inspection:

  • The facility staff failed to thoroughly assess and provide specialized services and equipment for a resident to achieve and maintain the most dignified environment (# 60) and the facility staff failed to provide the most dignified existence for a resident (# 8).

You can read the entire report for yourself here.

Overall, BridgePark gets a two out of five-star rating. This facility one received one star for health inspections, The nurse hours per resident per day appear to be relatively consistent with the U.S. and Maryland averages.

When a nursing home lawyer sees this type of report, we assume where there is smoke there is fire. A nursing home that makes this many errors is certainly a candidate for a lawsuit. Our quick search did not find any lawsuits against BridgePark Healthcare Center. But if this nursing home cannot get its act together, you can expect to seem claims against it in the future.

You can call BridgePark Healthcare Center at 410-542-5306. The address for this facility is 4017 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.

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1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 106 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 Rating rating 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 Inspection rating information

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

1 starMuch Below Average
Staffing rating 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 Staffing rating 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.

3 starsAverage
Quality Measures rating 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.

5 starsMuch Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionBridgepark Healthcare CenterMD
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
6.9%14.2%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
2.5%1.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
86.9%82.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
73.6%81.2%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
4.9%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionBridgepark Healthcare CenterMD
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.0%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
0.3%4.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
2.3%6.4%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
13.1%6.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
48.8%58.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
1.6%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.
24.3%22.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
16.1%18.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
8.4%6.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
1.1%4.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
26.1%18.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
94.4%95.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
93.7%92.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
12.0%14.1%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 08/06/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 28
Average number of health deficiencies in MD: 10.4

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