Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs is a very-large nursing home located in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This is an A rated facility, which is one of the best ratings we offer. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong with this nursing home. This facility also received very consistent ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has earned excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this category. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its elite profile, this facility also excelled in our short-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that area. Our short-term care grade is often employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was superb in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A-. Very few facilities fared better in this area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 87.434555 percent of its residents. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to our last category, this nursing home also performed admirably in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B+ for that category. This rounded out a very strong profile. Our nursing rating weighs a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 2.43% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 94.61% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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