Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs is a very-large nursing home located in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our best ratings. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong with this nursing home. This facility also received consistently good scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Best Nursing Home in Altamonte Springs, Florida Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Altamonte Springs, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is it received an impressive grade in inspections. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In this category, we awarded this facility an A. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area tend to have very 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its impressive achievements in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for its long-term care score. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 78.65169 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be slightly less than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a dominant short-term care grade. In fact, this is this nursing home's third most impressive category score. In that category, this facility received a score of A-. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is more often than not a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The final category we graded is nursing. In this category, we gave this facility an impressive grade of B. There are many data points within this area. Most of the subcategories relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Florida in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients more frequently.
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, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients who had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 2.53% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 95.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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