13801 YORK ROAD
COCKEYSVILLE, MD 21030
Broadmead is a retirement community with a nursing home component. It is a non-profit Quaker nursing home.
At the risk of overgeneralizing, Quaker nursing homes are fantastic. If Medicare were using a 10-star system for rating nursing homes, Broadmead probably would score a ten. But since it's a 5-star system, this Baltimore County facility has to settle for an overall rating of 5 out of 5 - "much above average." If every nursing home in Maryland was like Broadmead, we would have a lot fewer nursing home lawyers.Many stars
Broadmead also gets all 5 stars for two of the main Medicare inspection categories: staffing and quality measures. For its last inspection (September, 2015) this facility scored "only" a 4-out-of-5 on the health inspection, with a total for four health deficiencies found. Yet even here, Broadmead beat both the state and national averages (state average: 10.6 deficiencies; U.S. average, 7). In five of eight health inspection categories, Broadmead had zero deficiencies. It also scored better than the state and national averages on fire safety.
On the "how many times have you been sued?" scale, our lawyers have been unable to find any lawsuits, verdicts or settlements involving any nursing home malpractice cases against this nursing home. This is also a good sign.Strong staff-resident ratios
Founded in 1979 as a private, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community, Broadmead has 70 certified beds, of which only 51 were occupied as of the last standard health inspection. That makes this facility considerably smaller, in terms of resident population, than either the state of Maryland (107.5 on average) or the U.S. overall (86.2). Having a relatively small number of residents does not necessarily mean that each residents enjoy far more attention from staffers than average.
On staffing, Broadmead's 5-for-5 top rating includes, notably, a 5-for-5 rating on RN staffing. It rates comparably with the state and the U.S. averages on total licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day; but lower than state and national averages on daily resident time with LPNs and LVNs (licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses). However, Broadmead is significantly better than the U.S. and state averages on physical therapist time per patient (national average 6 minutes; state average, 9; Broadmead, 13). As for certified nursing assistants, Broadmead far outdistances state and national averages (over three hours per patient per day, versus about two and a half statewide and nationally).Good measure
These high staffing levels probably have a lot to do with Broadmead's high scores on quality measures. For short-stay residents, this facility's metrics are very comparable to state and national averages in some categories. For some odd reason, Broadmead is below state and national averages on giving pneumonia vaccines: about three of five Broadmead residents, versus four out of five state or U.S. residents, receive these vaccines.
But in other important categories, Broadmead excels the state and national norms by a wide margin: Broadmead residents are less likely to get bed sores (an important indicator of care quality), less likely (by about half) to go to the ER as outpatients; and in one happy measure - the number of short-stay residents reporting moderate to severe pain - Broadmead leaves the state and the U.S. in the dust. Whereas 14.2 percent of Maryland residents, and 16.9 percent of residents nationally, report having pain, only 1.4 percent of the Broadmead residents do so. Broadmead residents seem to have little to complain about.Superlative scores
For long-stay residents, Broadmead scores about on par with the state of Maryland and U.S. averages on a few measured categories - but scores much higher than average on many others. Broadmead long-stay residents are less than half as likely as the state or U.S. averages to experience a urinary tract infection; less likely to contract a pressure ulcer; less likely to be catheterized for long periods; and less likely to need an anti-anxiety medication.
In some of the categories for long-stay residents, Broadmead's record truly is superlative. The percentage of Broadmead residents losing too much weight is 0.6, versus 6.3 percent for the state and 7.1 percent nationally. The percentage of these Broadmead residents having symptoms of depression, or being subjected to physical restraints: zero - vastly better scores than the state and nation on both counts.
Only in the category of resident falls does Broadmead do markedly less well than the state and national averages: 6.3 percent of Broadmead residents were injured in falls, which is over twice the state and national averages. (However, the full 2015 Medicare report indicated that Broadmead had one resident who was highly fall-prone. This single resident might have pushed up Broadmead's overall statistical average.)
And on that revealing barometer of how much pain long-stay residents say they are experiencing, the state average is 6.4 percent; the national average, 8.2 percent; the Broadmead average: 0.7 percent.
It hardly comes as a surprise that Broadmead has received no federal fines, nor been denied any federal payments, for the past three years.Hiring a nursing home lawyer
There is no question that Broadmead is a quality facility. Still, nursing home malpractice occurs in many good nursing homes. If you believe you have a potential lawsuit against Broadmead or any other nursing home or hospital, call Miller & Zois today at (800) 553-8082 or get a free no obligation case review. We are here to help you find discovery your options and determine where there is a path to financial compensation for the harm that has been done.More Information
- Broadmead nursing home's website
- Some good reviews for Broadmead
- Getting top dollar for nursing home cases: what is the settlement value of your claim?
- Take a look at other nursing homes in Maryland
- Are you looking for justice? Call our nursing home attorneys today at (800) 553-8082 or get a free online case review. There is no a cost or any kind ever unless we get money damages for you. We can help you better understand your options and