Ruleme Center is a nursing home in Eustis, Florida, a city with a population of 29,765 people. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. In our view, this place looks like a good fit for most people. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its impeccable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that category, with an A. This is a notably better score than the place's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means 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 uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category scores was in the category of long-term care. This ended up being its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In the area of long-term care, we look at the quantity of care offered by a facility, as opposed to more sophisticated services. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our nursing rating assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This place provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is short-term care, is this facility's worst category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. This is one of just a couple of weak points of an otherwise strong profile. Short-term care grades are often used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ruleme Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ruleme Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ruleme Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ruleme Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ruleme Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ruleme Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ruleme Center, 2.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ruleme Center, 94.94% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ruleme Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ruleme Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Ruleme Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ruleme Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ruleme Center, 9.16 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 Ruleme Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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