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Life Care Center of Palm Bay

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Life Care Center of Palm Bay's website

175 Villa Nueva Ave,
Palm Bay FL 32907

(321) 952-1818

88.08% estimated occupancy 1

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.

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
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Palm Bay, Florida badge

Best Nursing Home in Palm Bay, Florida Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Palm Bay, Florida badge

Best Nursing Home in Palm Bay, Florida Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to note the fact that this facility was given a high-end score of A in our short-term care 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. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing rating is based on several components, however, the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we scored was long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. While this is its weakest category rating, this is nevertheless a favorable rating. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.22879 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization 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 Palm Bay Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 2.33% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 94.94% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 13.07% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 16.78% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 9.16 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 78.49% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Palm Bay HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.25 miles away1425 Malabar Rd, Ne Palm Bay Florida 32907Proprietary(321) 434-8000
  • Holmes Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6 miles away1350 S Hickory St Melbourne Florida 32901Voluntary non-profit - Private(321) 434-7000
  • Steward Melbourne HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.2 miles away250 North Wickham Road Melbourne Florida 32935Proprietary(321) 752-1200
  • Steward Sebastian River Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.01 miles away13695 Us Hwy 1 Sebastian Florida 32978Proprietary(772) 589-3187
  • Viera HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.03 miles away8745 N Wickham Rd Melbourne Florida 32940Voluntary non-profit - Private(321) 434-9000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Palm Bay Kidney Center0.27 miles away220 Medplex Pkwy Ne Palm Bay Florida 32907CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (321) 722-2709
  • Renal Care Group - Brevard2.06 miles away1355 Palm Bay Rd Palm Bay Florida 32905Dialysis Stations: 20 (321) 768-9801
  • Fmc - Palm Bay3.33 miles away450 Malabar Rd Se #101 Palm Bay Florida 32907Dialysis Stations: 17 (321) 409-0874
  • Melbourne Dialysis5.24 miles away2235 South Babcock St Melbourne Florida 32901Dialysis Stations: 16 (321) 956-6252
  • Melbourne Kidney Center5.97 miles away1400 S Apollo Blvd Melbourne Florida 32901CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (321) 724-0461
  • Fmc - Brevard Home Therapies9.16 miles away2200 W Eau Gallie Blvd #202a Melbourne Florida 32935Dialysis Stations: 4 (321) 259-1181
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Sebastian12.54 miles away14355 Us Hwy 1 Sebastian Florida 32958Dialysis Stations: 13 (772) 388-5588
  • Sebastian Dialysis Care Center14.28 miles away1807 Us highway1 Sebastian Florida 32958Dialysis Stations: 17 (772) 581-1041