Life Care Center of Sarasota is on a list of 23 nursing homes in Sarasota, Florida. This facility is ranked among the best nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. This facility turned out to be one of the better facilities in Sarasota, which has a decent selection of facilities. Keep reading to see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Life Care Center of Sarasota
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In our short-term care assessment, we strive to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing grade includes numerous factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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In addition, this facility also earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best scores in that area, with a score of A-. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this facility received a very strong long-term care grade. Even though this isn't as impressive as a few of its other scores, this is still one of our more favorable scores a facility can receive. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.604744 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. 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, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic 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 Sarasota, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 2.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 94.94% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Sarasota, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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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