Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. With an overall grade of B+, this is a very good nursing home. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Very few nursing homes performed better in this area. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.02597 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home received a very positive short-term care score, with a B in this category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The last area we rated is this nursing home's worst area. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of C in nursing. Our nursing grade is based on many factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it 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.
Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 94.61% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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