Wicomico Nursing Home

Many of the nursing homes on the Eastern Shore are a breeding ground for nursing malpractice and abuse lawsuits. Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury may have a few problems. But this 102-bed county-owned nursing home is far better than most on the Eastern Shore. It received in 2017 the sought after 5-star overall rating from Medicare. The nursing home's inspection report was not magical. They will not be putting such things as failure to make sure the nursing home area is "free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents" on the facility's brochure. But compared to what we see in most of these nursing homes, this is pretty tame.

Tangentially, this nursing home is recently filed a lawsuit, along with Oakview Rehabilitation, Anchorage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Brooke Grove Foundation, in which these nursing homes allege as assignees and/or authorized representatives of eleven of their current and former residents, that the Maryland Department of Health has violated federal law by failing to timely issue Medicare eligibility determinations. They also allege that "systematic unjustified delays in [the] processing of Medicaid applications ...constitutes unlawful discrimination" in violation of the ADA. This federal court lawsuit was dismissed by the court in August 2017.

Wicomico Nursing Home is located at 900 Booth St, Salisbury, Maryland 21801. The phone number is (410) 742-8896.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 102 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.

5 starsMuch Above 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.

3 starsAverage
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.

5 starsMuch Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionWicomico Nursing HomeMD
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
10.8%14.2%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%1.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
38.5%82.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
40.4%81.2%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
1.3%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionWicomico Nursing HomeMD
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.6%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
2.5%4.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
7.7%6.4%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
5.6%6.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
55.9%58.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
1.0%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.
3.4%22.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
4.9%18.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
6.9%6.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
4.2%4.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
17.9%18.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
94.3%95.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
82.2%92.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
8.1%14.1%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 02/05/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 9
Average number of health deficiencies in MD: 11.0

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