Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales is a nursing home in Lake Wales, Florida. This city has 37,098 people. This facility is a relatively poor nursing home. A grade of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. This nursing home seems to have very little working in its favor. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many positive things to say about this facility's overall score, it earned a respectable inspection report this year. It received a decent grade in that area with a B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its second best category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most meaningful for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The important question is whether this also affected quality of care. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its third most favorable category grade in the category of long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Long-term care grades assess a facility's personal care instead of the skilled therapy and medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.5671 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last category we analyzed was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in that area. This is a decent grade in this category. There are many subcategories within this area. Many of these subcategories are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 2.33% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 94.94% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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