With an address in Port Saint Joe, Florida, Cross Shores Care Center is the only option we found in this area. This nursing home turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. As far as we can see, this facility is a good fit for quite a few people. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Cross Shores Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
220 Ninth Street,
Port Saint Joe FL 32456
49.66% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Few facilities fared better in that category. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category usually 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's quality category grades came in the area of long-term care. We gave them one of our stronger grades in that area, with a score of B. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. When determining a facility's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents and the levels of training of the nurses. 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 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the next category, this nursing home was given an acceptable short-term care score of C. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cross Shores Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cross Shores Care Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cross Shores Care Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cross Shores Care Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cross Shores Care Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cross Shores Care Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cross Shores Care Center, 2.33% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cross Shores Care Center, 94.94% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cross Shores Care Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cross Shores Care Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Cross Shores Care Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cross Shores Care Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cross Shores Care Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cross Shores Care Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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