Life Care Center of Punta Gorda is a large facility in Punta Gorda, Florida. Featuring an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the highest-rated nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all facilities nationally. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Life Care Center of Punta Gorda
- 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
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Best Nursing Home in Punta Gorda, Florida Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Punta Gorda, Florida Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Punta Gorda, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient safety or health. 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 high-end grades, this facility received an excellent short-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A in this area. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually 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 facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a top-shelf long-term care grade. Indeed, this ended up being this facility's third most impressive category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The last area we graded is nursing, where this nursing home received a grade of A-. This completed an elite profile. Only a select few facilities received an A- or better in each of our categories. Nursing grades are primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Punta Gorda Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 2.53% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 95.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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