Located in Palm Harbor, Florida, Bay Tree Center is one of just three nursing homes in this area. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel nursing home. Palm Harbor received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth considering. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Bay Tree Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2600 Highlands Blvd N,
Palm Harbor FL 34684
65.33% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Bay Tree Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
Although we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing rating this year. We gave it a grade of C in this area. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This place averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is a very low figure. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents at least once a day.
Interestingly, this nursing home's awful overall score can't really be attributed to its inspection reports. We gave it a grade of C for inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. This nursing home had 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This indicates inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
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Long-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we awarded this facility a C for its long-term care score, which is not a bad grade. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 71.895424 percent of its residents. This is many points lower than average. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next category, this nursing home was given a C for short-term care, which is a decent rating. In computing these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, this facility 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. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bay Tree Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bay Tree Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bay Tree Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bay Tree Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bay Tree Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bay Tree Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bay Tree Center, 2.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bay Tree Center, 94.94% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bay Tree Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bay Tree Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Bay Tree Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bay Tree Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bay Tree Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bay Tree Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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