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. You can definitely do worse than this place. We were also pleased to discover that this place received consistently decent grades in all four of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1655 Se Walton Road,
Port Saint Lucie FL 34952
88.41% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. If it was not for this category, this facility's overall score would have been much lower. Short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
It should also be noted that this nursing home's inspection grade was strong as well. In fact, we gave it a grade of B for inspections, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. When determining our nursing scores, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home was awarded a C in long-term care, which is generally a decent score. Long-term care grades are based in part on the facility's volume of nursing services. This means a vast range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 99.317406 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 1.81% 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
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 10.64% 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
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 2.33% 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
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 94.94% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 13.07% 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
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 16.78% 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.
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 1.76 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
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 16.78 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
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 9.16 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
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 78.49% 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-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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
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- 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
- 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
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