Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home is an average-sized government-owned facility in Saint Augustine, Florida. With an overall rating of B+, this looks like a high quality nursing home. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility performed well in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are seeing residents and the skill levels of those nurses. 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 place 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so well is that it was awarded a very impressive short-term care grade. In fact, short-term care ended up being its second highest category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Our short-term care scores are probably more important for people requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Another area of strength for this nursing home is in inspections. In fact, inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was long-term care, where we awarded it an above average grade of B. This nursing home really did not have any weaknesses. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.67427 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.43% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 94.61% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Scores for Saint Augustine, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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 B-plus
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