Located in Blountstown, Florida, Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center is the sole option we were able to find there. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this is undoubtedly a high quality facility. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home also received consistently good grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing score is largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong short-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at is long-term care, in which this nursing home received a B. Although this proved to be its weakest category score, this is nevertheless a favorable score. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.66997 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.52% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.2% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents which experienced urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 42.75% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.59% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 99.1% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.02% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.61% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.61% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.7% of Patients
This metric tracks 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 Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 70.16% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
- Calhoun-Liberty HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.26 miles away20370 Ne Burns Ave Blountstown Florida 32424Voluntary non-profit - Private(850) 674-3493