Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home is a facility located in Port Charlotte, Florida, which has a total of 68,686 people. This is an A+ rated facility. Being awarded an A+ in our rating scheme takes top-notch performance across the board. In fact, we were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as the top nursing home in Port Charlotte. This also ended up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Best Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, Florida Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, Florida Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. The nursing score consists of quite a few datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. It does not look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a fine long-term care score. In fact, this is its third strongest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, this facility was awarded a high-end short-term care rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. In computing these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 2.33% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 94.94% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Douglas Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Port Charlotte, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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