Brinton Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center at Arlington West

Brinton Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center at Arlington West is an 82-bed nursing home located in northwest Baltimore 82 beds. The services the facility provides include internal medicine, wound care, pain management, surgical recovery care, IV therapy, pulmonary care, diagnostic psychiatric testing, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, respite care, hospice care, and palliative care.

The Arlington West facility if one of 5 Brinton Woods nursing homes. Two are in Washington, D.C. Brinton Woods opened its first facility, in Carroll County, in 2005. The Arlington West Nursing Facility, ostensibly one of the first nursing homes in the U.S., became part of Brinton Woods in 2008, resulting the painfully long name Brinton Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center at Arlington West.

This nursing home is located at 3939 Penhurst Avenue. You can call the center at 410-664-9535.

Inspections of Brinton Woods Arlington West

The Medicare ratings for Brinton Woods Health and Rehab Center at Arlington West are fairly average. MD State averages ten health deficiencies per year per nursing center, while the U.S. averages 6.9. The center averages only six deficiencies, which is below both.

The hours per day of care that each resident receives is also consistent with the averages state and nationwide, as like the quality measures. Notably, the facility was noted to have no fire deficiencies by the National Fire Protection Agency, compared with the U.S. average of 3.3 and State average of 4.2.

The last inspection report for Brinton Woods in Baltimore City was not great. The facility was cited for such things as

  • Failure to tell the doctor the results of a mammogram
  • Failure to make sure the patient has a balanced diet per the doctor's and dietician's instructions
  • Giving patient a medication after the doctor order that the drug be terminated
  • Failure to monitor for behavior identified by the psychiatrist to justify continued use of psychoactive medications. (The fear is that some of these nursing homes would prefer to heavily sedate and pharmacologically deactivate its residents.)
  • Failure to keep organized medical records

The violations do not give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Are they atypical in Baltimore City? No.

Our lawyers have been unable to find any Maryland settlements or verdicts or even any lawsuits against Brinton Woods at Arlington West.

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Related Nursing Home Information Medicare Ratings and Rankings
1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 82 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

Five Stars Much 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

Four Stars Above 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

Two Stars Below Average
RN Staffing Two Stars Below 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

Five Stars Much Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Arlington West Care Center Maryland
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
27.4% 10.4%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
87.7% 85.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
89.0% 84.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
2.7% 1.7%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Arlington West Care Center Maryland
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
1.2% 2.7%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
2.0% 2.5%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
4.4% 5.4%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
8.4% 8.8%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
90.5% 62.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
1.5% 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.
27.3% 22.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
21.1% 18.0%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
1.6% 5.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 3.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
11.6% 16.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
98.6% 96.7%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
96.9% 94.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
14.6% 12.4%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 11/01/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 12
Average number of health deficiencies in Maryland: 14.6

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