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Calusa Harbour

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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2525 First St,
Fort Myers FL 33901

(239) 425-2241

30.83% estimated occupancy 1

Calusa Harbour is a small facility located in Fort Myers, Florida. This facility is ranked among the top facilities we looked at. This nursing home was given one of the most impressive scores that we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. When computing a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this nursing home performed remarkably in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an elite grade of A+ in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

Continuing with its first-class performance, this facility also earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on its recent inspection reports. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we graded is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B-. This is this facility's least impressive area. This is still not a major area of concern. In crafting our long-term care ratings, we look at the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Calusa Harbour Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Calusa Harbour, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Calusa Harbour, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents which experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Calusa Harbour, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients which suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Calusa Harbour, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Calusa Harbour, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Calusa Harbour, 2.33% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Calusa Harbour, 94.94% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Calusa Harbour, 13.07% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Calusa Harbour, 16.78% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Calusa Harbour, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Calusa Harbour, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Calusa Harbour, 9.16 Percentage 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

Grade: A-minus

In Calusa Harbour, 78.49% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Fort Myers, FL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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Nearby Dialysis

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