Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is a State of Maryland long term healthcare facility, located on 126 acres in beautiful St. Mary's County. The Home opened in 1985, and currently has 454 beds. The Home offers two basic programs of care: Assisted Living (168 beds), and Comprehensive Nursing Home Care (286 beds), including a 42-bed Alzheimer's unit. Clinical care and healthcare management at the Home are provided by a private contractor. The Director and a State staff supervise the Contractor and overall operation of the Home.
The Home is a program of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, MDVA. The Maryland Veterans Home Commission formerly was the sole governing body, but since the creation of the MDVA in 1999, functions as an advisory body to the Secretary. The Commission is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Governor, as well as the following ex officio members: Governor, President of the State Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Delegates. Traditionally, the ex officio members have appointed individuals to represent them on the Commission.
The Home is Medicare/Medicaid certified, and all veteran residents receive a per diem subsidy from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that is applied toward the cost of their care. Assisted Living veteran residents also receive a State of Maryland subsidy that covers a portion of their cost of care, depending upon monthly income.
While Charlotte Hall and all of it's equipment are the property of the State, the Home is managed by Health Management Resources (HMR) under a contract with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, the governing agency of the Home. The Home's State Director and staff monitor the Contractor's performance to ensure contract compliance; to protect the State's investment in the facility; to ensure the facility and equipment are maintained; to act as liaison between the Contractor, State and federal agencies, veterans and other organizations; to provide resident advocacy; and to accept all donations on behalf of the State.
The Home is inspected annually, and at other times as required by the Office of Health Care Quality, MD Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene, and by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
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"Food and dining are an integral part of individualized care and self‐directed living for several reasons, including: (1) the complexity of food and dining requirements when advancing models of culture change; (2) the importance of food and dining as a significant element of daily living, and (3) the most frequent questions and concerns CMS receives from regulators and providers consistently focus on dining and food policies in nursing homes. Therefore, we believe this area is one most in need of national dialogue if we are to improve quality of life for persons living in nursing homes while maintaining safety and quality of care."
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