Emerald Coast Center is in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The city has a total of 51,828 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some solid scores. This place seems to have a few things working in its favor. The best part of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Emerald Coast Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a strong grade in our long-term care category. We gave this facility a better than average grade of B+ in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.39577 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Next we looked at nursing grades, where this nursing home received an F, which is a rock bottom grade. This area was definitely not a strength for this facility. In computing our nursing grades, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed was short-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this area, which is certainly very concerning. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more critical for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Based on its score in this category, we were not stunned to learn that this place is well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected here. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emerald Coast Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emerald Coast Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Coast Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Coast Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Coast Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Coast Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Coast Center, 2.43% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Coast Center, 94.61% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Coast Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emerald Coast Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Emerald Coast Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emerald Coast Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emerald Coast Center, 9.19 Percentage 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 Emerald Coast Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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