Signature Healthcare at College Park is a senior living facility in Fort Myers, Florida. This city has a total of 224,256 people. It looks like this is a quality nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good score. Even with Fort Myers featuring 13 nursing homes to choose from, this nursing home jumped off the page as a fine selection. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are also quite good.
Signature Healthcare at College Park
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A-. The nursing score considers several subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility also excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it an B+ for that category, which is one of our best grades. This is one of the few facilities with an overall score in this range which earned multiple category grades this high. Our inspection ratings are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was given a score of B. It outpaced most nursing homes in this area. With our short-term care score, we try to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 4.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B. This facility proved to be strong in each category we looked at. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.64413 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare at College Park Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 2.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 94.61% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare at College Park, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Fort Myers, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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