HARFORD GARDENS CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Harford Gardens Care & Rehabilitation Center. 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

HARFORD GARDENS CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
4700 HARFORD ROAD
BALTIMORE, MD 21214
(410) 254-3300

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

63%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 103
  • Certified Beds: 163

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is 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 Harford Gardens Care & Rehabilitation Center. 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 Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
  • 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: 11-162.4%
Total Percent:2.4%
 

Very High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • 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: 11-160.3%
Total Percent:0.3%
 

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: 11-168.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-1014.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-513.3%
Total Percent:36.1%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-165.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-1011.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-54.4%
Total Percent:21.8%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1611.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-102.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.8%
Total Percent:15.7%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-161.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-54.3%
Total Percent:5.8%
 

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
0.2%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.8%
Total Percent:0.8%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
2.1%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
2.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
1.8%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
3.8%
Total Percent:10.4%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Less restorative nursing
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
1.5%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Two or more restorative nursing on 6+ days/wk
2.0%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
2.7%
Total Percent:6.4%
 

Rating Details For Harford Gardens Care & Rehabilitation Center

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) Hours37 Minutes1 Hour and 9 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours52 Minutes43 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours1 Hour and 51 Minutes2 Hours and 27 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 29 Minutes1 Hour and 52 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 20 Minutes4 Hours and 19 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 Maryland are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityMaryland Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination62%87%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90%90%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained4%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse20%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight12%8%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder45%57%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair14%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain3%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased25%14%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious3%9%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores19%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder4%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection8%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores9%3%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season75%80%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination60%77%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain18%14%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores21%13%

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 05/27/2010.

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

Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Give Lab Tests Only when the Attending Doctor Ordered Them.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008

Environmental

Keep Adequate and Comfortable Lighting in All Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008

Quality Care

Provide Social Services for Related Medical Problems to Help Each Resident Achieve the Highest Possible Quality of Life.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Make Sure That Residents Receive Treatment/Services to Continue to Be Able to Care for Themselves, Unless a Change is Unavoidable.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident Gets Help to Keep Vision and Hearing.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Give the Right Treatment and Services to Residents Who Have Mental or Social Problems Adjusting.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Give or Get Special Rehabilitation if in the Patient's Plan of Care.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008

Resident Assessment

Make Sure That a Doctor Approves a Resident's Admission in Writing and That Each Resident Has a Doctor.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Harford Gardens Care & Rehabilitation Center, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

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
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Be Administered in a Way That Leads to the Highest Possible Level of Well Being for Each Resident.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
Give Lab Tests Only when the Attending Doctor Ordered Them.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Have Enough Outside Airflow.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/31/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Make Sure There is a Program to Prevent/Deal with Mice, Insects, or Other Pests.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/02/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2009
Make Sure There is a Program to Prevent/Deal with Mice, Insects, or Other Pests.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/21/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2010

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/16/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Make Sure That Residents Are Well Nourished.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Offer Other Nutritional Food to Each Resident Who Will Not Eat the Food Served.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
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.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
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.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Have Enough Nurses to Care for Every Resident in a Way That Maximizes the Resident's Well Being.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/10/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/24/2010
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/12/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/26/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
Provide Social Services for Related Medical Problems to Help Each Resident Achieve the Highest Possible Quality of Life.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/21/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2010
Give the Right Treatment and Services to Residents Who Have Mental or Social Problems Adjusting.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/21/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/21/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2010
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/21/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2010

Resident Assessment

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.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Keep Assessments Completed in the Preceding 15 Months in the Resident's Active Record.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
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.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Make Sure That a Doctor Approves a Resident's Admission in Writing and That Each Resident Has a Doctor.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/12/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/26/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010

Resident Rights

Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/20/2008
Properly Hold, Secure and Manage Each Resident's Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/14/2008
Quickly Give a Resident's Personal Money to the Heads of His or Her Estate After the Resident's Death.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/14/2008
Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/12/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/26/2010
Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
Let the Resident Refuse Treatment or Refuse to Take Part in an Experiment.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/11/2010
Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/21/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/15/2010
Quickly Give a Resident's Personal Money to the Heads of His or Her Estate After the Resident's Death.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2011
Properly Hold, Secure and Manage Each Resident's Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/13/2011
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2011

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 Harford Gardens Care & Rehabilitation Center 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 08/05/2010.

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

Building Service Equipment

Restrictions on the Use of Portable Space Heaters.
  • Inspection Date: 06/23/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/18/2008
Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 07/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/09/2009

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 07/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/09/2009

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 06/23/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/18/2008

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 07/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/09/2009

Vertical Openings

Exit Doors That Are Held Open by Devices That Will Automatically Close on the Activation of a Fire Alarm or Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 06/23/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/18/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Retrieved 2011