Life Care Center of Palm Bay is one of a mere three available facilities in Palm Bay, Florida. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top ratings that we offer. You simply can't do any better than this nursing home. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed well in our category ratings. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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Life Care Center of Palm Bay
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
175 Villa Nueva Ave,
Palm Bay FL 32907
95.53% estimated occupancy 1
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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
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Palm Bay, Florida Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Palm Bay, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite scores, this nursing home received a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, this facility was given first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this score, the facility topped off a very strong report card. Our nursing rating is based on quite a few components, however, the primary one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which experienced falls resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 2.53% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 95.81% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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