Centro Medico Wilma N Vazquez Snf is a small hospital-based facility located in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. With an overall grade of B, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 10 facilities in Puerto Rico. This is a quality nursing home in a state that does not have an endless supply of elite nursing homes. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this nursing home. If you look below, you will see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good.
Centro Medico Wilma N Vazquez Snf
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Road 2 Km 39 5 Bo Algarrobo,
Vega Baja PR 00693
50.88% estimated occupancy 1
Best Nursing Home in Puerto Rico Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Puerto Rico Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Puerto Rico Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, this facility earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. It received one of our highest scores in that area with an B+. Few nursing homes with an overall grade in this range performed as well in multiple categories. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was given favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded it one of our stronger grades in that area, with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The final category we looked at was nursing, where this nursing home received a grade of B. This facility ended up being very solid in all areas we analyzed. In determining a facility's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses are caring for residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Centro Medico Wilma N Vazquez Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Centro Medico Wilma N Vazquez Snf, 78.35% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.