Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach is one of six facilities located in Vero Beach, Florida. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some solid marks. Vero Beach received a city grade of B, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. The best part of this place's profile is is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
It should also be noted that this facility's nursing score outpaced its overall score. We gave it a grade of B for its nursing grade, which is one of our better scores. Nursing ratings are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category grades came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a B. It actually performed better than most facilities in this category. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing 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, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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We also found that this nursing home has earned favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many nursing homes in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive category is long-term care, which is the final area we analyzed. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a D. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 2.43% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 94.61% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Vero Beach, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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