Evans Health Care is an average-sized nursing home located in Fort Myers, Florida. This nursing home was given an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Fort Myers. Finally, inspections was the only shining light in our review of this nursing home. You can find additional information about this category below.
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Evans Health Care
- 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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was as bad as it gets, it actually fared pretty well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next best score is long-term care, but it still received a grade of just D in that category. This still happens to be a well below average score. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective 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 residents. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 98.87324 percent of its residents, which is an above average total. To our surprise, this place also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Tragically, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care grade. Short-term care scores are crucial for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score this poor in this category, we weren't shocked to discover this facility was below average in many staffing metrics we looked at. In fact, it offered substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.3 percent of its residents returning home.
The next category we assessed is nursing. It received an abysmal F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. There are a host of factors included in this grade. Many of these subcategories reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Evans Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Evans Health Care, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Evans Health Care, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Evans Health Care, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Evans Health Care, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Evans Health Care, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Evans Health Care, 2.53% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Evans Health Care, 95.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Evans Health Care, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Evans Health Care, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Evans Health Care, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Evans Health Care, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Evans Health Care, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Evans Health Care, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Fort Myers, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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