I was a patient in the REHAB SECTION ONLY for four weeks January - February 2019. I chose Patuxent after visiting once but mainly because it was close to family and friends. My choice was correct. The facility (my room, the lounge area outside the door, and the gyms) where my rehab work was done were clean, bright, airy, with a TV, reading materials, etc. Accepting the kitchen had to cook for the MANY patients in the different areas of the facility, the food was better than average. There was a wide variety, a specialty order menu, and I could get seconds when requested. The main missing element was FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRUIT which was surprising in a "health related facility".
The staff was trained, conscientious, caring, and most of the time responsive. Floor techs (nursing assistants) were EXCELLENT....friendly, fun, aware of patient problems, needs. Physical therapists were knowledge, healthful, encouraging and did their job well. The only negative was the nursing staff....a few very good but most "just putting in their time". It appeared nursing management and oversight was basically missing.
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