Groves Center is a senior living facility located in Lake Wales, Florida. The city has a total of 37,098 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade in this range generally indicates some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Lake Wales. The city has just one other nursing home. The best thing we can really say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
512 S 11th St,
Lake Wales FL 33853
87.83% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Groves Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not have many positive things to say about this nursing home's overall score, it did receive a somewhat respectable inspection report this year. It received a decent score in this area with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable area was its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing score weighs quite a few factors, but the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was long-term care, which was a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D for our long-term care category. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.4709 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Groves Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Groves Center, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Groves Center, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Groves Center, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Groves Center, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Groves Center, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Groves Center, 2.53% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Groves Center, 95.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Groves Center, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Groves Center, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Groves Center, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Groves Center, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Groves Center, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Groves Center, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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