Avalon Healthcare Center is one of a mere three available facilities located in Lake City, Florida. This nursing home received an overall grade of B, which is a very respectable rating. In our view, this place is a solid choice for most people. The best part of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
Avalon Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1270 Sw Main Blvd,
Lake City FL 32055
78.63% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. In determining our nursing scores, we weigh both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below the national average. Finally, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in that category. Our short-term care ratings are important for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 2.33% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 94.94% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Healthcare Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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