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Gulf Shore Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Gulf Shore Care Center's website

6767 86th Ave N,
Pinellas Park FL 33782

(727) 548-5566

90.66% estimated occupancy 1

Gulf Shore Care Center is one of only three facilities in Pinellas Park, Florida. This is a very respectable nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable score. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Pinellas Park. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To pair with its strong overall performance, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for the area of inspections. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are 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 safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's impressive category scores came in the category of long-term care. We gave them one of our stronger grades in that category, with a grade of B. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing category weighs several datapoints, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we assessed was short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in that area. Short-term care grades are critical for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that returned home from this facility. We found that 4.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Gulf Shore Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some 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

Grade: B

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 2.43% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 94.61% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures 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

Grade: B-plus

In Gulf Shore Care Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northside HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.53 miles away6000 49th St N Saint Petersburg Florida 33709Proprietary(813) 521-5000
  • St Petersburg General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.01 miles away6500 38th Ave N Saint Petersburg Florida 33710Proprietary(727) 384-1414
  • Largo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.1 miles away201 14th St Sw Largo Florida 33770Proprietary(727) 588-5200
  • Palms of Pasadena HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.65 miles away1501 Pasadena Ave S Saint Petersburg Florida 33707Proprietary(727) 381-1000
  • St Anthonys HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.84 miles away1200 Seventh Ave N Saint Petersburg Florida 33705Voluntary non-profit - Church(727) 825-1100
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's HospitalChildrens 8 miles away501 Sixth Avenue South Saint Petersburg Florida 33701Voluntary non-profit - Other(813) 898-7451
  • Bayfront Health - St PetersburgAcute Care Hospitals 8.02 miles away701 6th St S Saint Petersburg Florida 33701Voluntary non-profit - Private(727) 823-1234
  • Morton Plant HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.13 miles away300 Pinellas St Clearwater Florida 33756Voluntary non-profit - Private(727) 462-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Rai Care Centers - Largo2.56 miles away12505 Starkey Rd Suite B Largo Florida 33773Dialysis Stations: 21 (727) 531-8227
  • Fmc - Pinellas Park2.76 miles away7910 Us Hwy 19n Pinellas Park Florida 33781CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (727) 544-5916
  • Lake Seminole Dialysis3.57 miles away10799 Park Blvd North Seminole Florida 33772Dialysis Stations: 20 (727) 319-0180
  • Seminole Dialysis Center3.69 miles away6450 Seminole Blvd Seminole Florida 33772Dialysis Stations: 17 (727) 393-5551
  • Pinellas West Shore Dialysis4.11 miles away3451 66th Street N Saint Petersburg Florida 33710Dialysis Stations: 12 (727) 345-8389
  • Bay Breeze Dialysis Clinic Inc4.3 miles away11550 Ulmerton Rd Largo Florida 33778CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (727) 584-4047
  • St Petersburg South Dialysis6.35 miles away2850 34th Street S Saint Petersburg Florida 33711CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (727) 864-4050
  • Fmc - South Saint Petersburg6.66 miles away650 34th St S Saint Petersburg Florida 33711Dialysis Stations: 31 (727) 321-2527