Located in Blountstown, Florida, Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of just a couple facilities in the city. With an overall rating of B-, this appears to be a middle of the pack facility. Based on our ratings, this facility has some redeeming qualities. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in each of the other areas we looked at. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best scores in this category with an A-. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care grade is one of its more favorable grades. The nursing home was given a grade of B- in this area. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.196785 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing grade includes many factors, however, the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. Although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this metric. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. In our short-term care grade, we strive to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. 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.
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, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents who sustained falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 94.94% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
- Calhoun-Liberty HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.26 miles away20370 Ne Burns Ave Blountstown Florida 32424Voluntary non-profit - Private(850) 674-3493