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Life Care Center of Citrus County

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Life Care Center of Citrus County's website

3325 W Jerwayne Ln,
Lecanto FL 34461

(352) 746-4434

81% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Citrus County is a nursing home located in Lecanto, Florida. The city has a total of 10,562 people. This nursing home was given a very strong overall grade of A, resulting in it being the number one rated nursing home in Lecanto. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. If you look further down this page, you will see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Lecanto, Florida badge

Best Nursing Home in Lecanto, Florida Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Lecanto, Florida badge

Best Nursing Home in Lecanto, Florida Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to being a top notch nursing home overall, this place also performed well in inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a top-shelf short-term care grade. This actually turned out to be its second most impressive category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our last category, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent long-term care rating, with a B+. This rounded out a first-rate profile. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Life Care Center of Citrus County Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall resulting in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 2.33% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many believe this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 94.94% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 13.07% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 16.78% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 9.16 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Citrus County, 78.49% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bayfront Health Seven RiversAcute Care Hospitals 9.71 miles away6201 N Suncoast Blvd Crystal River Florida 34428Proprietary(352) 795-6560
  • Citrus Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.75 miles away502 W Highland Blvd Inverness Florida 34452Government - Hospital District or Authority(352) 726-1551

Nearby Dialysis

  • Crystal River Dialysis Center3.6 miles away7435 W Gulf to Lake Hwy Crystal River Florida 34429CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (352) 564-8400
  • Inverness Dialysis Center9.14 miles away1510 Highway 41 North Inverness Florida 34450CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (352) 637-0500
  • Ocala West Home Training19.91 miles away8615 Sw 103rd Street Rd Ocala Florida 34481Dialysis Stations: 2 (352) 854-3099