Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Lake Placid, Florida, a city with a population of 21,790 people. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. At the end of the day, this nursing home looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its decent overall score, we gave this facility an A- for its inspection grade. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall rating. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. Our nursing score is largely based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this statistic. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area ended up being short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a C. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is a very poor grade. This is clearly a major concern. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 96.18529 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some 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.
Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that had falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 94.61% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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