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Futurecare Chesapeake

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305 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD


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  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

03/23/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Do Not Use Future Care Chesapeake
I would recommend that anyone considering Future Care Chesapeake, in Arnold Maryland, look into any other facility and avoid a stay here.
My father stayed at this facility first as a rehab patient, and then was held over as a skilled nursing patient. We had a lot of time to see what goes on there, and experience first-hand how bad things were.
It is my family’s opinion that the very poor care received there resulted in my father’s hastened demise. We would never use this facility again.
One issue is that the systems there are behind the times. They have no central computer system, and in fact all records are still kept in paper files on paper, by hand.
Where most modern facilities have networked computers, they do not have any here. As a result, there is no fast or adequate means for oncoming staff to know the history of a patient. It often took long periods of time for staff to look up any information we needed at all on dads care. After Dad was there several months, the head nurse expressed surprise that Dad had a permanent catheter in! He only had it the entire time he was there! Even the head nurse didn’t have a clue!
One of the worst issues is that Future Care Chesapeake is staffed adequately to provide acceptable levels of care.
My family members witnessed many times when patients were calling “Nurse!” or “Help!” from their beds and rooms for long periods at a time, with no one responding.
When we first arrived, we were told that a nurse or aide would respond when my father hit is “call” button. In the hospital it was true. Not so at Future Care Chesapeake. It was not at all unusual to wait an hour or more for anyone to respond to his call button.
This was a real issue for my father. He most often would depress his call button when he needed assistance getting to his bathroom. For Dad, when he needed to go, he needed to go. Not an hour from then. The result was many humiliating and embarrassing bathroom “mistakes”.
No one likes to mess or pee themselves unnecessarily. There can be no excuse for putting people in that condition if it can be avoided. If you want someone to want to die, then force them to pee or poop themselves, and then leave them in it. That’s what happened here. Its completely unacceptable to take so long to answer a patient’s emergency call button.
The family was told that they were not allowed to help Dad to a bathroom ourselves, for liability reasons. Thankfully we learned to ignore that rule! Dad would have never made it to the bathroom on time if we followed their rules. We ended up setting a schedule, and had family members there many times a day, for hours a day, to make sure he was properly cared for.

Dad also was able to call family members at home, and so we often drove to Future Care Chesapeake ourselves, to help Dad go the bathroom, because no staff answered his emergency call button.
After hours, we often needed to find a nurse, and would walk the halls for a half hour or more and be unable to find a single available nurse or nurse’s aide! Over time, we took to doing as much of Dads care as we could, realizing that we could not get adequate care without us pitching in every day.
In addition to inadequate staffing, here were many other serious issues at Future Care Chesapeake. Dad was supposed to get a shower once a week. He only received one shower in several months there. And that one shower was only after our very vocal complaint! We took to giving him sponge baths and shampoo’s ourselves as it was easier than getting the staff to do their jobs.
Some of the staff was plain rude and some downright cruel. One of his aides simply looked at him and laughed and walked away when Dad asked for help eating, since his hands shook too much to raise food to his mouth.
Other nurses there were caring, but just too short staffed to give good care. They did the best they could, but the result was not adequate.
At one point, the Future Care Chesapeake staff gave Dad a brand new pain medication without consulting family. It caused Dad to go completely unconscious and to become totally unresponsive. Dad laid in this state for hours because the nursing staff could not find a supervisor to approve his transfer to the hospital. Luckily our family showed up and demanded an immediate hospital transfer. I doubt Dad would have made it through the night if our family had not been there to advocate for him. The aides were saying “he is ok” and slapping his face telling Dad to “wake up”! It turned out he had an adverse drug reaction and a MRSA bladder infection !
Then there was plain incompetence or callous disregard for my Dad. Dad had a permanent catheter that needed to be changed every month. Otherwise infection was likely. We learned quite by accident that the staff had skipped changing his catheter for a whole month! When asked why, we were told that Dad had told the nurse he didn’t want it changed! While we don’t believe this, it doesn’t matter. It should have been changed, no matter what. It should also have been brought immediately to the attention of his family and doctors if he didn’t want it done because it was a critical, potentially life threatening health risk. Instead, no one was told! The Future Care Chesapeake staff knew that the family had a medical power of attorney, and yet no one mentioned this to the family, or to his charge doctor, or his urologist!
Dad died not long after, from urinary sepsis, the MRSA urinary infection he contracted while at Future Care Chesapeake! Yes, died from a urinary infection, certainly made worse by his catheter not being changed as ordered by his doctors the month before.
I would not recommend that anyone stay at Future Care Chesapeake, or leave anyone they love here.
If you are not sure, I encourage you to walk the halls at Future Care. Listen for patients calling out from their rooms. See if you notice the odor of feces. And ask patients if they always get a response when they push the call button, and how long it takes to get help. There are far better choices available.

  • Staff

    06/24/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The rehab personnel are exceptional. However, the medical care and follow-up provided is abysmal.

    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Futurecare Chesapeake is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 154 beds based in Arnold, MD. At last check, the facility had 137 residents indicating that it is 89% occupied which is about average within the state of Maryland. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Futurecare Chesapeake, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 79% of nursing homes in Maryland. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 3 stars to 4 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Futurecare Chesapeake with other senior care providers in Maryland. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 03/29/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    06/15/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Room for improvement

    Response: I have been here 12 hours, received no meds, had to tell the nurse aid what to do, saw NO nursing staff. People were so loud that I couldn't fall asleep until after 2:30 a.m. No one has welcomed me. I chose this place because if proximity to things. I will be getting out asap!

    05/05/2012  -  An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes:

    My father was there two hours before anyone checked in with him.
    He was there for a short rehab stay and asked him to sign papers signing over his SS income.
    He chose this facility because of location and their ability to dialysis onsite. He's being taken off-site for dialysis.

    Description of Futurecare Chesapeake in Arnold, MD

    Number of Beds : 154

    Futurecare Chesapeake, located in Arnold, Maryland provides the following services: Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Futurecare Chesapeake has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Futurecare Chesapeake has a very good hospital, Anne Arundel Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 92 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Futurecare Chesapeake's nearest hospital is 5 miles away. A more detailed description of the types of care for Futurecare Chesapeake can be found here.

    Futurecare Chesapeake is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

    Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


    Housing Options
    • Shared Room
    • Private Bedroom with Private Bath
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Catheter Management
    Special Health Conditions
    • Management of an I.V.