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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 bedsinformation

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidinformation

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating information

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing homes's performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

Three StarsAverage
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

Three StarsAverage
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Three StarsAverage
RN StaffingFour StarsAbove Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

Two StarsBelow Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionElkton Nursing And Rehabilitation CenterMaryland
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
32.3%10.4%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
2.3%Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
94.3%85.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
92.6%84.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
2.6%1.7%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionElkton Nursing And Rehabilitation CenterMaryland
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
3.8%2.7%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
2.7%2.5%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
25.8%5.4%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
5.5%8.8%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
43.4%62.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
0.2%1.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
23.3%22.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
24.9%18.0%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
6.1%5.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
1.3%3.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
27.0%16.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
100.0%96.7%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
96.4%94.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
21.8%12.4%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 09/11/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 14
Average number of health deficiencies in Maryland: 14.9

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