Calvert County Nursing Center

85 HOSPITAL ROAD
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD 20678
(410) 535-2300

Calvert County Nursing Center is a non-profit nursing home that provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation, memory support, palliative and respite care in Calvert County. This nursing home has been in business since 1969. Today, Calvert County Nursing Center affiliates with Asbury Communities, another non-profit organization that services senior communities that also has facilities in Gaithersburg and Solomons Island.

This nursing home appears to be run by Auora Health Managment in Millersville, Maryland.  There is no mention of Auora on the Calvert County Nursing Center's site.  But Auora proudly mentions its involvement on its website.  It would seem important to make clear to the public that your non-profit nursing home is run but a for-profit business. 

Anyway, the Medicare rating numbers for Calvert County Nursing Center are something of a puzzle. Although rated above average on staffing, this facility scores average on the Medicare health inspection, and below average on quality measures. Yet Calvert County's overall rating is 4 of 5 stars: above average. The numbers do not quite seem to add up. Let's dig into them.

One Minute a Day

"Our therapy services focus on tasks that will prepare residents to function independently upon their return home - or in a setting that is the safest and most appropriate one given their level of function," states this facility's website. "The Therapy Department also works with the restorative Nursing Aides to create exercise programs that are continued with the resident after the intense therapy programs have reached their maximum potential."

Despite these claims, Calvert County scored significantly lower than average, for long-stay residents, on maintaining residents' mobility and their ability to conduct routine daily activities without help.

As for physical therapy, which would appear to be an important point of emphasis here, Calvert County is well below average. Statewide, nursing home residents see a physical therapist, on average, 8 minutes a day; nationally, the average is 6 minutes. Calvert County residents get just one minute a day, on average, with physical therapists.

Few Health Deficiencies

With a total of 108 residents at the last official count, Calvert County is about the same as the Maryland average, higher than the national average of 86.2.

Its last standard health inspection, in October, 2015, produced a 3-of-5 star average rating. The facility was found to have only 4 deficiencies (versus 11 on average for the state, 7.1 nationally). However, two of these deficiencies earned Calvert County a health complaint inspection in the category of resident rights. This inspection, in March, 2016, found that the nursing home failed to "Properly hold, secure, and manage" a resident's money, and to properly convey a deceased resident's money to the appropriate party. The Medicare report did note that Calvert County corrected these deficiencies.

On fire safety, this facility (with 10 deficiencies) performed poorly compared with the state and national averages (4 deficiencies and 3.4 deficiencies, respectively).

Calvert County has not had any federal fines in the past three years, but it did have a payment denial in 2014.

Staffing Scores

In terms of the Medicare scoring, staffing is Calvert County's strong suit, with a 4-of-5 star rating. This facility beat both the state and U.S. averages for total nurse staff hours per resident per day. Calvert County got a strong 4-for-5 rating on registered nurse staffing, although - oddly -- the RN-per-resident time at this facility was lower than both the state and national averages.

Calvert County was better than state and national averages on time spent by LPNs and LVNs (licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses): 69 minutes per resident per day, versus 52 statewide and 51 minutes nationally. Then it fell off on physical therapy time, giving residents just that one minute per day, on average.

Up and Down on Quality Despite scoring well in many categories, Calvert County received a 2-for-5 below-average rating on quality measures.

For short-stay residents, it scored a bit better than state and national averages on improvement in function; a resident's need for rehospitalization; successful discharges; and administration of flu and pneumonia vaccines. It was significantly better than state and national averages on incidence of pressure ulcers (less than half the state and U.S. averages) and in the use of antipsychotic meds (zero, versus 2.2 percent on average, both statewide and nationally). For short-stayers, Calvert County performed less well than state and national averages on outpatient ER visits and on residents' reports of moderate to severe pain.

Nursing HomeFor long-stay patients, Calvert County outperformed state and U.S. averages on maintaining bowel and bladder control; use of physical restraints (zero here, versus 0.6 percent for the state and 0.8 percent nationally); and less use of antianxiety or antipsychotic meds. It performed significantly better on the count of residents with depressive symptoms: a mere 0.8 percent, versus 4.8 percent for the state and 5.4 percent on average nationally.

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1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 149 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.

4 starsAbove 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.

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.

3 starsAverage
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionCalvert County Nursing CenterMaryland
Average
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
24.2%14.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.4%1.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
90.4%82.8%
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
79.6%80.8%
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionCalvert County Nursing Center Maryland
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
3.3%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
9.3%4.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
11.1%6.6%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
8.8%6.6%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
36.1%58.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%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.
38.8%22.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
30.1%18.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
10.0%6.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
1.1%5.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
17.8%18.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
91.3%95.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
96.0%92.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
13.4%14.0%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 10/08/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 3
Average number of health deficiencies in Maryland: 10.3

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