Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a large nursing home located in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. This facility received an A- overall, which is among the most impressive scores we offer. A grade of this caliber requires excellent scores across the board. As a matter of fact, this is actually one of the three best nursing homes in Port Saint Lucie. This nursing home also received very consistent scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
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Best Nursing Home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has earned nearly flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an A in this area. Our inspection ratings are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to resident safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care area. In fact, it received a score of A- in that area. Short-term care grades are generally employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing category weighs many datapoints, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents more often.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this nursing home was given a high-end long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a B+ in this category, wrapping up one of our more favorable profiles. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.545456 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 6.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 2.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 6.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 19.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.75% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.47% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 99.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 5.15% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 5.98% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 5.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 15.71% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Port St Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 75.35% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Port Saint Lucie, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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