Damas Hospital Snf
2213 Ponce by Pass, Ponce PR 00717 · (787) 840-8686 · 86.4% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
With an address in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Damas Hospital Snf is the lone nursing home located in the area. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 10 facilities in Puerto Rico. This is a quality nursing home in a state that does not have an endless supply of great facilities. You could definitely do much worse than this facility. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 :
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an elite grade of A+ for its short-term care rating. In calculating our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is typically a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Remarkably, this nursing home provides approximately 50% more hours of services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most facilities we looked at. This is an excellent sign. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Puerto Rico in this area with 60.2 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A. Our nursing score is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Roughly one quarter of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these figures beat out the national average. Finally, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any facility Puerto Rico in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. We awarded them one of our more impressive scores in that category, with a grade of A-. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the last category we looked at, we found that this facility received a solid government inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from government inspectors. It earned a decent grade in inspections with a score of B-. This nursing home didn't have any major weak links. Inspection scores are based on many data points found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. Surprisingly, this facility received a category L deficiency, which is unexpected based on its inspection rating. This is the worst possible category of deficiencies. This category of deficiency indicates the government inspectors discovered a widespread deficiency placing patient health or safety in imminent danger. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Damas Hospital Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better