Nursing Homes in Maryland- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Maryland- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Maryland has a total of 224 active skilled nursing facilities and 25,866 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 6,164,660, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 238.33 persons in Maryland. There were 21,688 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 83.85 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Maryland has added 0 new beds and lost 44 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Maryland and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.84 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.09 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.89 0.88
All Staff 3.82 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Maryland:

COVID-19 Infections in Maryland Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Maryland there were a total of 109 new cases and 109 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Maryland

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

Maryland lost 1 skilled nursing facilities and 44 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Collington Episcopal Life Care 44

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Maryland Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Maryland. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Maryland

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Maryland based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Sterling Care Rockville Nursing
303 ADCLARE ROAD
ROCKVILLE, MD
0.00
St. Joseph's Nursing Home
1222 TUGWELL DRIVE
CATONSVILLE, MD
2.00
Ingleside at King Farm
701 KING FARM BOULEVARD
ROCKVILLE, MD
4.67
Chestnut Grn Hlth Ctr Blakehur
1055 WEST JOPPA ROAD
TOWSON, MD
5.33
Transitional Care Services at Mercy Medical Center
301 ST. PAUL PLACE
BALTIMORE, MD
6.67
Maplewood Park Place
9707 OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD
BETHESDA, MD
9.33
Northwest Hosp. Ctr. Sub. Unit
5401 OLD COURT ROAD
RANDALLSTOWN, MD
9.33
Garrett County Subacute Unit
251 NORTH FOURTH STREET
OAKLAND, MD
10.67
Friends Nursing Home
17340 QUAKER LANE
SANDY SPRING, MD
10.67
Solomons Nursing and Rehab Center
13325 DOWELL RD
SOLOMONS, MD
12.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Maryland based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Pines Nursing and Rehab
610 DUTCHMAN'S LANE
EASTON, MD
738.17
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Hagerstown Healthcare Center
750 DUAL HIGHWAY
HAGERSTOWN, MD
587.00
/
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Pikesville
7 SUDBROOK LANE
PIKESVILLE, MD
479.33
Julia Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
333 MILL STREET
HAGERSTOWN, MD
368.67
/
Complete Care at Hyattsville
4922 LASALLE ROAD
HYATTSVILLE, MD
352.67
Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center
30 NORTH PLACE
FREDERICK, MD
320.00
Patapsco Healthcare
9109 LIBERTY ROAD
RANDALLSTOWN, MD
297.33
/
Carroll Park Healthcare
3330 WILKENS AVENUE
BALTIMORE, MD
290.50
/
Westminster Healthcare Center
1234 WASHINGTON ROAD
WESTMINSTER, MD
282.50
Rating Not Available
Peace Healthcare at Lions Center
901 SETON DRIVE
CUMBERLAND, MD
280.00
/

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

Skilled Nursing Homes in Maryland Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Maryland nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Maryland performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 16.20 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 6.50 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 13.60 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.60 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 12.70 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.80 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 102.10 Higher
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.09 Lower
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.89 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.84 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.73 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.82 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.37 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.61 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.08 Higher
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 50.50 Lower
Registered Nurse Turnover 50.40 Higher
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.80 Higher
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.43 Higher
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.33 Higher
Number Of Fines 1.50 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 24,329.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 20.69 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.16 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 65.72 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.02 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.08 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 14.28 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.07 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 2.60 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 89.50 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 12.96 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 75.04 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.32 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 25.18 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 14.52 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 9.58 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.20 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 75.20 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 76.26 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 21.47 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 9.85 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.33 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 0.84 Lower