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The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie's website

1655 Se Walton Road,
Port Saint Lucie FL 34952

(772) 337-1333

90.91% estimated occupancy 1

The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie is a senior living facility in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. This city has a population of 181,438 people. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. The facilities in Port Saint Lucie received quality grades across the board with a city grade of a B. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

We want to point out that this nursing home's short-term care grade exceeded its overall grade. This nursing home received a B+ in this area, which is a very solid score. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to craft a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This nursing home's second best category is inspections. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. In calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This place provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last area we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home received a C in this category. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.63636 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 2.43% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 94.61% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 13.17% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 18.15% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 9.19 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks 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

Grade: B-plus

In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 77.65% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Port Saint Lucie, FL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Port Saint Lucie, Florida has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Lucie Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.77 miles away1800 Se Tiffany Ave Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952Proprietary(772) 335-4000
  • Port St Lucie HospitalPsychiatric 1.71 miles away2550 Se Walton Rd Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952Proprietary(772) 335-0400
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin North HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.53 miles away200 Se Hospital Ave Stuart Florida 34995Voluntary non-profit - Private(772) 287-5200
  • Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart InstituteAcute Care Hospitals 9.5 miles away1700 S 23rd St Fort Pierce Florida 34950Proprietary(772) 461-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Goldtree Kidney Center LLC0.75 miles away1407 Southeast Goldtree Drive Ste A Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (772) 335-8677
  • Fmc - Tradition1.92 miles away1748 Sw St Lucie West Blvd Port Saint Lucie Florida 34986CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (772) 336-3793
  • Rai Care Centers - Port Saint Lucie2.29 miles away8661 S Us Hwy 1 Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952Dialysis Stations: 22 (772) 807-7229
  • Bma - Port Saint Lucie4.9 miles away709 Sw Port Saint Lucie Blvd Port Saint Lucie Florida 34953CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (772) 344-4998
  • Treasure Coast Kidney Center North8.45 miles away2348 Se Ocean Blvd Stuart Florida 34996CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (772) 286-2470
  • Rai Care Centers - Fort Pierce9.6 miles away2501 Ohio Ave Fort Pierce Florida 34950CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (772) 465-6551
  • Bright Kidney Care, LLC9.71 miles away2000 Hartman Rd Ste 2 Fort Pierce Florida 34947CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (772) 467-1117