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Palm Garden of Ocala

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Palm Garden of Ocala's website

2700 Sw 34th St,
Ocala FL 34474

(352) 854-6262

84.5% estimated occupancy 1

Palm Garden of Ocala is a large nursing home located in Ocala, Florida. This nursing home is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. In our view, this facility looks like a good fit for quite a few people. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Colostomy Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility also received top notch inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that category, with an A. Inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this nursing home also received a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. In forming our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The third category we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home was given a favorable long-term care score, with a grade of B in the category. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.10964 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The next area we analyzed is nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Nursing scores are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Palm Garden of Ocala Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who sustained UTI's. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 2.33% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 94.94% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 13.07% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 16.78% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 9.16 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Palm Garden of Ocala, 78.49% Percentage of Resident

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

Scores for Ocala, FL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Ocala, Florida has 9 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Adventhealth OcalaAcute Care Hospitals 2.46 miles away1500 Sw 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34474Government - Hospital District or Authority(352) 351-7200
  • Ocala Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.48 miles away1431 Sw 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34478Proprietary(352) 401-1000
  • Villages Regional Hospital, TheAcute Care Hospitals 18.71 miles away1451 El Camino Real Lady Lake Florida 32159Voluntary non-profit - Private(352) 751-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Central Florida, LLC1.02 miles away2645 Sw 20th St Ocala Florida 34471Dialysis Stations: 9 (352) 421-7174
  • Ocala Regional Kidney Center East1.98 miles away2870 Se 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34471CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (352) 351-9140
  • Ocala Regional Kidney Centers Home Dialysis1.98 miles away2860 Se 1st Ave Ocala Florida 34471Dialysis Stations: 10 (352) 622-8758
  • Ocala Regional Kidney Center West7.88 miles away8585 Sw Highway 200 Suite 19 Ocala Florida 34481CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (352) 854-5011
  • Ocala West Home Training8 miles away8615 Sw 103rd Street Rd Ocala Florida 34481Dialysis Stations: 2 (352) 854-3099
  • Silver Springs Shores Dialysis9.52 miles away9310 Spring Rd Ocala Florida 34472CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (352) 687-0403
  • Ocala Regional Kidney Center North17.05 miles away2620 West Hwy 316 Citra Florida 32113CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (352) 591-4680
  • Ocala Regional Kidney Center South17.96 miles away13940 Us Hwy 441 Bldg 400 Lady Lake Florida 32159CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (352) 751-1240