Palm Garden of Orlando is a large nursing home located in Orlando, Florida. We awarded this nursing home an impressive overall rating of A. This is among the highest graded facilities in Orlando. This is an impressive accomplishment given that the city features some very solid facilities. Based on our assessment, this facility is just about as as good as it gets. Keep reading to see this place's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Palm Garden of Orlando
- 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 - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem 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
We also would like to point out the fact that this facility was given an impressive score of A- in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.97733 percent of its residents, which is higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. There are quite a few datapoints within this grade. Many of the criteria are tied to nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this nursing home also performed admirably in the short-term care category. We awarded it an A- in that area. This finalized a straight A profile. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is considered to be a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Palm Garden of Orlando Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 2.53% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 95.81% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Palm Garden of Orlando, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Orlando, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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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