Life Care Center of Palm Bay is a large nursing home located in Palm Bay, Florida. Featuring an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the higher-rated facilities we assessed. Indeed, this proved to be the highest rated nursing home in the city. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive.
Life Care Center of Palm Bay
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
175 Villa Nueva Ave,
Palm Bay FL 32907
90.56% estimated occupancy 1
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To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
To add to its first-rate accomplishments in other areas, we gave this facility a grade of A for its short-term care score. In the category of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities with 58.8 percent of its patients returning home.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are caring for patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a very good nursing score in our assessment, with a grade of B. Although this isn't quite as impressive as a few of its other grades, this is still one of our stronger grades in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.21875 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Palm Bay Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 9.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term residents that have sustained a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 2.43% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 95.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 13.16% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 77.65% 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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