Elkton Transitional Care Center

Elkton Transitional Care Center is a large 154-bed nursing home in Cecil County with below average ratings from Medicare. (Update: their overall rating is now "average".)

Unlike a lot of for-profit nursing homes that are struggling, Elkton Transitional is trying a little bit harder to staff the facility. Its four-star staffing rating is not bad. Where Eklton Transitional falls apart is when you look at objective measurements of what makes a good nursing home.

One big problem in nursing homes is bed sores. Probably half of the bed sore lawsuits in Maryland involve the failure to treat pressure sores. How does Elkton Transitional do? Awful. Short-term residents have more than twice a chance of new or worsened pressure sores than other Maryland nursing homes. The nursing home's long-term residents are three times as likely to be in pain and the average Maryland nursing home resident. The statistics are below, read them for yourself. (Update: read them here, too, for the most recent ratings. Elkton has gotten better. But, still, look at the bed sore and the pain ratings again. They are still not good.)

The address for this nursing home is 1 Price Dr, Elkton, MD 21921. The phone number is (410) 398-6474.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 177 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.

2 StarsBelow 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.

4 StarsAbove Average
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.

4 StarsAbove Average
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.

1 StarMuch Below Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionElkton Transitional Care CenterMD
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
34.8%14.2%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
2.9%1.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
75.5%82.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
71.7%81.2%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
2.0%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionElkton Transitional Care CenterMD
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.8%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
7.3%4.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
22.7%6.4%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
7.0%6.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
54.4%58.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.5%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.
21.6%22.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
20.3%18.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
7.8%6.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%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.
97.6%95.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
94.1%92.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
23.2%14.1%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 03/31/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 6
Average number of health deficiencies in MD: 10.6

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