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 D. A score in this range generally suggests some concerning datapoints. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Fort Walton Beach. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Emerald Coast Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid government inspections in recent years. We gave it a respectable grade of B+ in this area, which is much better than its overall score. Our inspection scores are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care rating ended up being one of its higher features. The nursing home received a B- in this area. Our long-term care grade focuses on a nursing home's assistance with daily living instead of the highly skilled nursing or healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 93.905815 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was also 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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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. 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
Switching gears to our next area, we gave this nursing home a D in short-term care. This was the facility's least impressive category rating. Our short-term care scores are presumably most critical for residents in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With its score in this area, we were not stunned to find that this facility is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the data we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. Finally, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 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, 10.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Coast Center, 2.22% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Coast Center, 0.3% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Coast Center, 14.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Coast Center, 34.43% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Coast Center, 6.34% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Coast Center, 82.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Coast Center, 9.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emerald Coast Center, 11.93% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Emerald Coast Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emerald Coast Center, 11.93% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emerald Coast Center, 19.01% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emerald Coast Center, 84.64% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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