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Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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4419 Tram Road,
Panama City FL 32404

(850) 747-5401

65.25% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - State

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

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

Grade: A-plus

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 99.28825 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a patient at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last category we scored, this facility was given a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. Short-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.43% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 94.61% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 13.17% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 18.15% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, 9.19 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home 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-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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