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Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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1 Lbj Sr Drive,
Fort Walton Beach FL 32547

(850) 863-2066

93.58% 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 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.

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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

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

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

Grade: A

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. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we looked at is nursing. This facility was awarded an impressive nursing rating in our assessment, with a grade of B-. Even though this isn't as elite as several of its other category grades, this is nevertheless an acceptable rating for this category. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 2.53% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could imply worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 95.81% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 12.69% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 14.03% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 9.64 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center, 77.72% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe 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