With an address in Vero Beach, Florida, Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach is one of six facilities in this city. This is a relatively poor nursing home, with an overall grade of D. In our view, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this facility. The best thing we can say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2180 10th Avenue,
Vero Beach FL 32960
83.33% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B- in nursing. This is better than its overall score. When determining our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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In yet another surprising turn, we actually gave this facility a very solid grade in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many nursing homes in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last category, we awarded this nursing home a D in the area of long-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category grade. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.611115 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 2.33% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 94.94% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Vero Beach, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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