Avante at Ocala is a nursing home located in Ocala, Florida. This city has 207,224 people. This facility received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Ocala received a city grade of B-, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection score. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category scores
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Avante at Ocala
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively favorable health inspections in recent years. We gave it a respectable grade of B+ in this category, which is much better than its overall score. Our inspection scores are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities with severe deficiencies associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
The second best area we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Long-term care grades focus on a nursing home's personal care rather than the highly skilled nursing or healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 90.83095 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be significantly less than average. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Nursing scores are primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This place offered a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This number is well below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was short-term care. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in that area. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avante at Ocala Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avante at Ocala, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avante at Ocala, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avante at Ocala, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avante at Ocala, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avante at Ocala, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avante at Ocala, 2.53% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avante at Ocala, 95.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avante at Ocala, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avante at Ocala, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Avante at Ocala, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avante at Ocala, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avante at Ocala, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avante at Ocala, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Ocala, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Ocala, Florida has 3 other nursing homes
- Adventhealth OcalaAcute Care Hospitals 0.48 miles away1500 Sw 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34474Government - Hospital District or Authority(352) 351-7200
- Ocala Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.52 miles away1431 Sw 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34478Proprietary(352) 401-1000
- Villages Regional Hospital, TheAcute Care Hospitals 18.19 miles away1451 El Camino Real Lady Lake Florida 32159Voluntary non-profit - Private(352) 751-8000
- Ocala Regional Kidney Center East0.69 miles away2870 Se 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34471CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (352) 351-9140
- Ocala Regional Kidney Centers Home Dialysis0.69 miles away2860 Se 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34471Dialysis Stations: 10 (352) 622-8758
- Fresenius Medical Care Central Florida, LLC1.98 miles away2645 Sw 20th St Ocala Florida 34471Dialysis Stations: 9 (352) 421-7174
- Silver Springs Shores Dialysis8.07 miles away9310 Spring Rd Ocala Florida 34472CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (352) 687-0403
- Ocala Regional Kidney Center West10.06 miles away8585 Sw Highway 200 Suite 19 Ocala Florida 34481CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (352) 854-5011
- Ocala West Home Training10.17 miles away8615 Sw 103rd Street Rd Ocala Florida 34481Dialysis Stations: 2 (352) 854-3099
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