Glades Health Care Center is located in Pahokee, Florida. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is among the top ratings that we offer. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its long-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Glades Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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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. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 93.33333 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is a few points less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A. Our nursing rating includes quite a few subcategories, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility also received excellent inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best scores in that category, with an A-. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility was awarded a respectable short-term care grade. While this was not nearly as good as a few of its other scores, this is truly not a bad grade. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 3.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Glades Health Care Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Glades Health Care Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Glades Health Care Center, 10.99% 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, 21.46% 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, 2.43% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Glades Health Care Center, 94.61% 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, 13.17% 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, 18.15% 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, 1.59 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, 18.15 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, 9.19 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, 77.65% 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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