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. This is a very good nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities nationally. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities fared better in this category. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is often a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
We also want to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, 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 nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, this facility was awarded a decent long-term care rating. While this was not quite as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is truly a middle of the pack score. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.74608 percent of its patients, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization 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, 7.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 1.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 1.43% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 0.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 2.04% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 99.37% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 7.09% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 5.72% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 5.72% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 10.82% of Patients
This is 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 The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Port St. Lucie, 76% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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