Fort Pierce Health Care is a large facility located in Fort Pierce, Florida. It looks like this is a fine nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Fort Pierce Health Care
- 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 - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility received even higher grades in the area of short-term care. It received one of our best grades in that area with an A-. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Turning to another one of this place's strengths, it also earned a very impressive inspection score. Inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that area, we gave this facility an B+. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
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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. Our nursing rating assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this facility was awarded a respectable long-term care grade of C. With our long-term care grade, we weigh the amount of services provided by a facility, along with a few quality measures. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.71265 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Pierce Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 2.53% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 95.81% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Pierce Health Care, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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