St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized facility located in Wauchula, Florida. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. This facility seems to have a few things working in its favor. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with an A. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Inspection scores are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more favorable category grades was in the category of long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this nursing home an D. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive category was short-term care, which is the final area we analyzed. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category. Despite a few respectable grades in other categories, this score is nevertheless concerning so we wanted to point it out. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.6 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
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, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 2.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 95.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St. Amaro Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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