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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 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

Four StarsAbove Average
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

One StarMuch Below Average
RN StaffingOne StarMuch Below 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
DescriptionWicomico Nursing HomeMaryland
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
12.1%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.
58.6%85.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
63.2%84.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
0.5%1.7%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionWicomico Nursing HomeMaryland
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
6.1%2.7%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
8.5%2.5%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
10.8%5.4%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
8.6%8.8%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
35.3%62.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
5.5%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.
29.0%22.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
20.6%18.0%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
7.0%5.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
2.1%3.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
21.3%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.
79.5%94.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
4.2%12.4%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 03/15/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 10
Average number of health deficiencies in Maryland: 14.9

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