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Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center's website

1 Lbj Sr Drive,
Fort Walton Beach FL 32547

(850) 863-2066

86.83% estimated occupancy 1

Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. With an overall grade of B, this appears to be a good nursing home. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Fort Walton Beach. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida badge

Best Nursing Home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received top notch inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that category, with an A. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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

Grade: A-minus

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 100 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 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this facility a respectable score in the category of short-term care, with a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Turning to our fourth area, this facility was awarded a decent nursing grade of C. Nursing scores are primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, although this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents which experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 2.33% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 94.94% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 16.78% 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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 1.76 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

Grade: B

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 16.78 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

Grade: D

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 9.16 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

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 78.49% 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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Fort Walton Beach Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.57 miles away1000 Mar-Walt Dr Fort Walton Beach Florida 32547Proprietary(850) 862-1111
  • North Okaloosa Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.48 miles away151 Redstone Ave Se Crestview Florida 32539Voluntary non-profit - Private(850) 689-8100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Emerald Coast Dialysis0.4 miles away1112 Hospital Rd Fort Walton Beach Florida 32547Dialysis Stations: 16 (850) 864-4850
  • Rcg - Ft Walton Beach0.55 miles away925 Mar Walt Dr Ste 2 Fort Walton Beach Florida 32547CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 38 (850) 864-4411
  • Fresenius Kidney Care-East Fort Walton Beach0.71 miles away315 Green Acres Road Fort Walton Beach Florida 32547Dialysis Stations: 16 (850) 314-0035
  • Fmc - Niceville10 miles away4304 Lancaster Dr Niceville Florida 32578Dialysis Stations: 17 (850) 729-4141
  • Renal Care Group - Navarre13.59 miles away8888 Navarre Pkwy Navarre Florida 32566Dialysis Stations: 16 (850) 515-0810