Palm Garden of Clearwater is on a list of 14 facilities in Clearwater, Florida. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. We can't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its ratings are as good as they get. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 165 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

In addition to earning a quality overall grade, this facility also received excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best grades in that area, with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing score is largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.9 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is higher than what is offered by most places. Finally, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality measures we looked at in this category. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: B-Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Building on its remarkable assessment, this facility also was given a superb short-term care score, with a grade of A-. With our short-term care score, we seek to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This nursing home provides a decent amount of services from physical therapists and registered nurses based on our assessment. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It fared as well as just about any facility in Florida in this area with 56.2 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: CNov 18: B-Dec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In the final category we looked at, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this grade, the facility topped off an elite profile. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.677246 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. This nursing home also keeps its residents out of the hospital. While it had 1.8 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than most nursing homes due to it having some more complicated patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Palm Garden of Clearwater Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B+
5.39%
State
B
8%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
A+
0.26%
State
B+
2.68%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Provider
A
0.27%
State
B+
2.38%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
5.35%
State
B+
12.84%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B-
23.26%
State
B-
22.63%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.2%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B+
98.83%
State
B+
93.33%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.

Provider
C
17.76%
State
B+
12.66%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
22.98%
State
B
16.16%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A-
1.8
State
B-
1.93
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
D
22.98
State
B
16.16
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
A-
7.72
State
B+
8.28
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B+
74.27%
State
B
71.26%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mease Countryside Hospital 0.53 mi
3231 Mcmullen Booth Rd Safety Harbor Florida 34695
(727) 734-6950
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mease Dunedin Hospital 5.14 mi
601 Main St Dunedin Florida 34698
(727) 733-1111
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Adventhealth North Pinellas 6.46 mi
1395 S Pinellas Ave Tarpon Springs Florida 34689
(727) 942-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Morton Plant Hospital 8.89 mi
300 Pinellas St Clearwater Florida 33756
(727) 462-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Largo Medical Center 10.92 mi
201 14th St Sw Largo Florida 33770
(727) 588-5200
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Medical Center of Trinity 11.36 mi
9330 Sr 54, Ste 401 New Port Richey Florida 34655
(727) 834-4900
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Adventhealth Carrollwood 12.76 mi
7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa Florida 33614
(813) 932-2222
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Northside Hospital 15.23 mi
6000 49th St N Saint Petersburg Florida 33709
(813) 521-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Rai-Us 19 North-Clearwater 1.83 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
29296 Us Hwy 19 N #1 Clearwater Florida 33761
(727) 785-9036
Bma - Clearwater 2.95 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
26338 Us Hwy 19 N Clearwater Florida 33761
(727) 723-8123
Fresenius Kidney Care-Dunedin 3.42 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
1121 Overcash Drive Suite A Dunedin Florida 34698
(727) 733-1112
Gulf Breeze Dialysis Center 3.78 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
1519 Main Street Dunedin Florida 34698
(727) 738-4425
Tarpon Springs Dialysis, LLC 7.25 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
41747 Us Highway 19 North Tarpon Springs Florida 34689
(727) 934-8774
Fkc - Belleair Dialysis Center 8.88 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
617 Lakeview Road Suite B Clearwater Florida 33756
(727) 441-8590
Fmc - Belleair Home Therapies 8.88 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
617 Lakeview Rd Suite C Clearwater Florida 33756
(727) 441-2913
Renviva Dialysis Center of Clearwater, LLC 8.91 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
401 Corbett Suite 250 Clearwater Florida 33756
(727) 281-4490