Fort Pierce Health Care is a large nursing home located in Fort Pierce, Florida. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some solid marks. You can certainly do worse than this place. We were also pleased to discover that this nursing home was consistent in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 171 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A-
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Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. The nursing grade weighs numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is better than what is offered by most places. Finally, this place also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In terms of the number of its patients suffering falls leading to serious injury, this place performed as well as just about any place we looked at.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

One of this facility's more respectable category scores came in the category of short-term care. This proved to be its second most respectable category. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This area is frequently a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 16.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.

Facility Inspections

C
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Historical

This nursing home's inspection grade appears to be one of its best features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home had 8 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. We really didn't find anything on this facility's inspection report to be too concerning.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next area we rated was long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In computing our long-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 97.302505 percent of its patients against pneumonia. The last datapoint we looked at is its hospitalization rate. Although it had 2.13 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was not too far off the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Fort Pierce Health Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
D
11.83%
State
B
8%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
A-
1.73%
State
B+
2.68%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
A-
0.98%
State
B+
2.38%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
5.12%
State
B+
12.84%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
B-
21.51%
State
B-
22.63%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
B+
0.64%
State
A-
1.2%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
98.3%
State
B+
93.33%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.

Provider
D
24.62%
State
B+
12.66%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
A
24.77%
State
B
16.16%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
B-
2.13
State
B-
1.93
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
D
24.77
State
B
16.16
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
A
6.29
State
B+
8.28
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
C
63.65%
State
B
71.26%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute 0.95 mi
1700 S 23rd St Fort Pierce Florida 34950
(772) 461-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Port St Lucie Hospital 10.5 mi
2550 Se Walton Rd Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952
(772) 335-0400
Psychiatric
Proprietary
St Lucie Medical Center 10.77 mi
1800 Se Tiffany Ave Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952
(772) 335-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital 15.18 mi
1000 36th St Vero Beach Florida 32960
(772) 567-4311
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital 17.42 mi
200 Se Hospital Ave Stuart Florida 34995
(772) 287-5200
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Rai Care Centers - Fort Pierce 1.08 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
2501 Ohio Ave Fort Pierce Florida 34950
(772) 465-6551
Bright Kidney Care, LLC 2.05 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
2000 Hartman Rd Ste 2 Fort Pierce Florida 34947
(772) 467-1117
Rai Care Centers - Port Saint Lucie 7.93 mi
Dialysis Stations: 22
8661 S Us Hwy 1 Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952
(772) 807-7229
Goldtree Kidney Center LLC 10.53 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
1407 Southeast Goldtree Drive Ste A Port Saint Lucie Florida 34952
(772) 335-8677
Fmc - Tradition 11.88 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 13
1748 Sw St Lucie West Blvd Port Saint Lucie Florida 34986
(772) 336-3793
Bma - Port Saint Lucie 12.13 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
709 Sw Port Saint Lucie Blvd Port Saint Lucie Florida 34953
(772) 344-4998
Renal Care Center - Vero Beach 12.9 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 23
1515 Indian River Blvd Ste a-101 Vero Beach Florida 32960
(772) 778-4917
Davita Sandy Shores Dialysis 14.8 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
5947 20th Street Vero Beach Florida 32966
(772) 770-0331