Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Lehigh Acres, Florida. This facility is one of the most elite nursing homes we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable report card is its long-term care rating. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1550 Lee Boulevard,
Lehigh Acres FL 33936
85.39% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility excelled in our long-term care category. We gave it an impressive grade of A for that category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to offering elite levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.38838 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.68 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's government inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Building on its first-rate resume, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent short-term care grade, with a score of A-. In calculating these short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This proved to be a real strength for this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 62.4 percent of its residents returning home. This is a far better rate than most nursing homes.
In the final area, we gave this facility a grade of A for our nursing score. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. With 4.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the overwhelming majority of facilities. Lastly, this place was also above average in each of the major quality measures we assessed in this category. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 95.03% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.16% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
- Lehigh Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.18 miles away1500 Lee Blvd Lehigh Acres Florida 33936Voluntary non-profit - Private(239) 369-2101
- Gulf Coast Medical Center Lee Mem Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 12.82 miles away13681 Doctors Way Fort Myers Florida 33912Government - Hospital District or Authority(239) 768-5000
- Lee Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.13 miles away2776 Cleveland Ave Fort Myers Florida 33901Government - Hospital District or Authority(239) 332-1111
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