Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home is one of five available nursing homes in Panama City, Florida. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. This also turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
4419 Tram Road,
Panama City FL 32404
70.83% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Panama City, Florida Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also received A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility received superb marks in the area of long-term care. For this reason, it received one of our best scores in that category with a score of A+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.319725 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, we gave this facility a grade of A for its short-term care score. This is a superb grade. With our short-term care grade, we seek to create a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home also performed admirably in our nursing category. We gave it an A for that area. This rounded out truly elite report card. The nursing grade consists of many data points, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.33% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 94.94% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Scores for Panama City, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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