HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER AT THOMAS CIRCLE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER AT THOMAS CIRCLE
1330 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20005
(202) 628-3844

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

85%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 23
  • Certified Beds: 27

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Ultra-High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1618.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-1019.6%
ADL Index Range: 0-524.2%
Total Percent:62.5%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1611.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-1011.0%
ADL Index Range: 0-58.9%
Total Percent:30.8%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-162.3%
Total Percent:2.3%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-101.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-52.0%
Total Percent:3.5%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Isolation for active infectious disease
0.9%
Total Percent:0.9%
 

Rating Details For Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 34 Minutes1 Hour and 26 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 11 Minutes50 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 48 Minutes2 Hours and 38 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours2 Hours and 45 Minutes2 Hours and 15 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours5 Hours and 34 Minutes4 Hours and 53 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Washington, D.C. are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityWashington, D.C. Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season60%86%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination75%75%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair8%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection31%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious13%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%1%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased16%13%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder83%55%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores18%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight8%7%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination75%59%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season86%73%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores14%15%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium5%3%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain3%12%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 03/18/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Get Rid of Garbage Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/02/2011
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/02/2011
Keep All Essential Equipment Working Safely.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/02/2011
Make Sure There is a Program to Prevent/Deal with Mice, Insects, or Other Pests.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/02/2011

Mistreatment

Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/02/2011

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/02/2011

Pharmacy Service

Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 03/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2009
1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/02/2010
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/02/2011

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/02/2010
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010

Resident Assessment

Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010

Resident Rights

Quickly Give a Resident's Personal Money to the Heads of His or Her Estate After the Resident's Death.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Let Residents Complain Without Being Treated Differently or Badly.
  • Inspection Date: 03/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Health & Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Circle had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 04/01/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/10/2009
Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 03/17/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 03/17/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 04/01/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/04/2011

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/10/2009
Did Not Have a Written Emergency Evacuation Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 03/17/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 03/17/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/10/2009

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 07/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/10/2009
Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 03/17/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/14/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Dept of Health of Washington, D.C. - Health Regulation Admin, Health Care Facilities Division - Retrieved 2011