Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehab Center is a not-for-profit facility located in Somerset County, at 301 Hall Highway in Crisfield, Maryland. You can reach the facility at 410-968-1801.
The nursing home has 158 beds and contains both private and semi-private rooms. When last checked, this center housed 73 residents.Competitors
There are not many nursing homes in this area. The biggest competitors for this Alice Bryd is probably Hartley Hall in Pocomoke City which is about 20 miles away (about a half hour drive) and Aurora Senior Living Manokin in Princess Anne. Frankly, these are three nursing homes that have done little to impress if you look at the objective evaluations that Medicare provides to us.Ownership
Alice Bryd Tawes is owned by McCready Health, a network of medical and care facilities that serve Maryland's Eastern Shore. McCready Health runs Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield, which has the distinction of being the smallest hospital in Maryland.Medicare Health Inspections
The Medicare ratings of this facility are between below-average and average. The facility has fewer health deficiencies reported than both the Maryland average. Many average nursing homes struggle with their health inspections. Alice Bryd has actually done quite well.Quality
However, the quality measures reported (percentage of residents who received recommended care and percentages of residents who had pain, bedsores, UTI’s, and other care-related problems) are much higher than the state averages as well as the U.S. average. Reports of pain statistics can sometimes be a sign of a serious problem in the nursing home because it may reflect the fact that the resident patients are not receiving the proper care or attention that they may need. (In fairness, it can also be that the home is aggressive in taking on challenging patients.) But Alice Bryd has a quality rating of 1 star, the lowest rating you can get. Stating the obvious: this is not good. It is not the score you get if you are a good nursing home.Staffing
This thesis is supported by the licensed staff hours per resident per day. Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home logged approximately 1.67 licensed staff hours per resident per day compared to the Maryland average of 1.7. This is not far below the average but "average" care in a Maryland nursing home may not be the most appropriate goal, given the state of nursing home care in Maryland and in this country.
- A 2015 article discussing how Delmarva's falling nursing home ratings and the fact that Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, while better than many Delmarva nursing homes, has dropped two full stars.
- A look at Alice Byrd's financial data which provide a fascinating look at the costs and revenues of running a nursing home. The big cost -- and what too many nursing homes skip on -- is qualified and experienced employees
- Facebook page for Alice Bryd Tawes
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