Life Care Center of Sarasota is on a list of 11 nursing homes in Sarasota, Florida. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the best grades that we offer. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next section
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Life Care Center of Sarasota
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received an elite grade of A+. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is considered to be a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. Our nursing score consists of quite a few datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this facility received an acceptable long-term care grade. Even though this isn't as impressive as a few of its other scores, this is really a middle of the pack score. Our long-term care grade is often used to judge a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Sarasota Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 3.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 29.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 7.2% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 93.9% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 12.04% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 16.76% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 16.76% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 7.18% of Patients
This datapoint 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
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 82.21% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Sarasota, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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