Royal Care of Avon Park is located in Avon Park, Florida. The city has a population of 24,942 people. Sporting an overall rating of B, this facility is a very good option. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Royal Care of Avon Park
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given strong grades in the category of short-term care as well. In fact, we gave it one of our strongest grades in that category with a score of A-. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is frequently a useful measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B-. Long-term care scores are essential for patients in need of personal care. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 99.57627 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The next area we assessed is nursing. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in that area. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a low total compared to most other nursing homes. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Royal Care of Avon Park Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 2.43% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 94.61% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Royal Care of Avon Park, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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