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.Hiring a Lawyer for Your Claim
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