Located in Palm Harbor, Florida, Bay Tree Center is one of just three nursing homes in this area. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. Based on our assessment, this nursing home would be a good fit for most people. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Bay Tree Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. Our inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
This facility received high grades in nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an B-. Our nursing rating assesses quite a few components, but the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a low total compared with most nursing homes. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third best area is short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Short-term care ratings are critical for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Our long-term care grades are more important for residents needing more traditional services associated with activities of daily living. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 72.75542 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is several points less than what we expected. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bay Tree Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bay Tree Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bay Tree Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bay Tree Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bay Tree Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bay Tree Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bay Tree Center, 2.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bay Tree Center, 94.61% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bay Tree Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bay Tree Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Bay Tree Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bay Tree Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bay Tree Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bay Tree Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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