St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center is one of just a few available nursing homes in Wauchula, Florida. This facility is a relatively poor nursing home. A score of this caliber suggests we found a few red flags. This place seems to have very little going for it. This facility's only redeeming quality was its inspection grade, which you can find additional information on below.
St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home just a D for our long-term care rating and that actually ended up being its second most respectable category. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second worse score was short-term care, where it received just a D in that area. This is a relatively poor grade. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. As you might expect, we learned that this facility offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical nursing home. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care score.
The next area we looked at is nursing, which ended up being this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a D in that area. Our nursing rating is mostly based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 2.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 94.94% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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