Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home is the lone nursing home we found in Panama City, Florida. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 50 nursing homes in Florida. This is really as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. Finally, this appears to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all four of our categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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Best Nursing Home in Panama City, Florida Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Very few places fared as well in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are mostly tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate profile, this facility also received a superb long-term care score, with a score of A. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this nursing home was awarded an excellent short-term care rating. We gave it a grade of A in this area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Short-term care grades are generally employed to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To have highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.53% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 95.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients 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, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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