Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home is a senior living facility located in Daytona Beach, Florida, a city with 99,390 people. Featuring an overall rating of A, this is undoubtedly a first-rate nursing home. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Florida. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of high-end facilities. This nursing home was also given impressive scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1920 Mason Avenue,
Daytona Beach FL 32117
61% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 5.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This was one of the more impressive totals we found. In addition, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics are impressive. In addition to offering impressive levels of nursing care, this place also fared well in many of the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, in terms of the percentage of its patients sustaining falls leading to serious injury, this facility outpaced the national average. This is often a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its strong performance in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for our long-term care rating. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the statistics we considered after this nursing home's impressive nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.68944 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.43 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
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We awarded this facility a score of A for inspections. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for its short-term care score. This finished off an elite report card. Short-term care grades are often used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. One of this facility's strengths is it offers more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses per patient. This is really the gold standard for this area, as it's approximately 50% higher than a typical facility's level of registered nurse staffing. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 9.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 2.43% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 95.03% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 13.16% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emory L Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Daytona Beach, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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