Crestwood Nursing Center is a small nursing home in Palatka, Florida. This nursing home is a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. We were also pleased to discover that this facility was consistent in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Crestwood Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable score in our long-term care category. We gave this facility a better than average grade of B in that area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its third most favorable category score in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is generally a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Turning to the last category, this nursing home received a B- for nursing, which we consider to be a decent rating. Nursing ratings are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Crestwood Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. However, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 2.33% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 94.94% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Crestwood Nursing Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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