Plymouth Harbor is a small non-profit facility in Sarasota, Florida. We awarded this facility an overall rating of A+, making it the number one rated facility in the city. We flat out can not say enough great things about this nursing home. This also ended up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Florida Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Sarasota, Florida Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Florida Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Florida Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Sarasota, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Florida in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, this high end facility also excelled in the category of short-term care. In this area, we gave it a A+. Very few facilities fared better in this area. Short-term care ratings are crucial for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final category, this facility also received an A+ for its long-term care rating, finishing off a truly spectacular profile of straight A+'s in each of our categories. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Plymouth Harbor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Plymouth Harbor, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Plymouth Harbor, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Plymouth Harbor, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Plymouth Harbor, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Plymouth Harbor, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Plymouth Harbor, 2.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Plymouth Harbor, 94.94% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Plymouth Harbor, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Plymouth Harbor, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Plymouth Harbor, 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
In Plymouth Harbor, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Plymouth Harbor, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Plymouth Harbor, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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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