AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South is a very-large non-profit nursing home located in Apopka, Florida. It looks like this nursing home is among the better facilities we assessed. A score of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home also received consistently good ratings in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is often a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care score. This actually is this nursing home's second most impressive category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.07317 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
In our last category, this facility also received an excellent nursing grade, with a grade of B+. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning residents at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 16.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 0.65% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 7.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 27.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 1.45% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 96.74% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 9.24% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 16.22% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 0.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 16.22% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 7.23% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In AdventHealth Care Center Apopka South, 89.24% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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