Glades Health Care Center is located in Pahokee, Florida. This turns out to be an A rated facility. This facility was given one of the top scores we offer. A grade in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. Headlining this facility's remarkable profile is its long-term care grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Glades Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
230 South Barfield Highway,
Pahokee FL 33476
45.33% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 92.82297 percent of its patients. This is a bit lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing rating includes many components, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we assessed is short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B+. This completed a very impressive profile. Only a select few nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in each of our categories. Short-term care scores are critical for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Glades Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Glades Health Care Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Glades Health Care Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that had falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Glades Health Care Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Glades Health Care Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Glades Health Care Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Glades Health Care Center, 2.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Glades Health Care Center, 94.94% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Glades Health Care Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Glades Health Care Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Glades Health Care Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Glades Health Care Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Glades Health Care Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Glades Health Care Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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