With an address in Miramar Beach, Florida, Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is the sole nursing home we were able to find in this city. We awarded this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This is really as good of a facility as you'll find. As you will see below, this facility also performed well in our category ratings. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a strong overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also performed well in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Few nursing homes received a better grade in this area. Our short-term care grades are presumably more meaningful for patients in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. It does not appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we graded was nursing. In this category, we gave this nursing home a strong grade of B. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients that sustained falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.33% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 94.94% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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