Desoto Health and Rehab is an average-sized nursing home located in Arcadia, Florida. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable score. Based on our analysis, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Desoto Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home earned even higher marks in nursing. In fact, we gave it one of our best grades in that category with a grade of A-. The nursing score weighs a handful of datapoints, however, the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A- for our short-term care score. Our short-term care scores are probably more meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last item we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B. It outperformed most facilities in this category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the final area we looked at, we found that this facility earned a solid inspection report this year as well. As a result, it earned a decent score in inspections with a grade of B-. Inspection grades are based on data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This facility was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Desoto Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 0.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term patients which had a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 6.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 20.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 100% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 9.63% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 9.57% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 9.57% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 18.62% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Desoto Health and Rehab, 69.38% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
- Desoto Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.18 miles away900 N Robert Ave Arcadia Florida 34265Voluntary non-profit - Private(863) 494-3535
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