Bartow Center is an average-sized non-profit facility in Bartow, Florida. It looks like this facility is a relatively poor facility. A score in this range indicates we found a few red flags. In our view, we would struggle to recommend this facility. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the facility's overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a respectable grade in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of C. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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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. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care, where this nursing home received a very poor score in this category also. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously very concerning. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 99.71591 percent of its residents, which is a very solid datapoint. Surprisingly, this nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bartow Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bartow Center, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bartow Center, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bartow Center, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents which had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bartow Center, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bartow Center, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bartow Center, 2.53% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bartow Center, 95.81% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bartow Center, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bartow Center, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Bartow Center, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bartow Center, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bartow Center, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bartow Center, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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