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Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford's website

8333 W Okeechobee Road,
Hialeah FL 33016

(305) 556-9900

71.58% estimated occupancy 1

Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford is in Hialeah, Florida, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. This proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. You can certainly do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile was its long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Hemodialysis
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 91.72535 percent of its patients, which is a few points lower than we expected. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that area, 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. Inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade is based on several datapoints. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we analyzed turned out to be this facility's worst category. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- for our short-term care category. Short-term care grades are generally employed to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 3.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-plus

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 2.43% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 94.61% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 13.17% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 18.15% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 9.19 Percentage of Patients

This indicates 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

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, 77.65% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Hialeah, 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 A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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