Signature Healthcare of Gainesville is an average-sized nursing home in Gainesville, Florida. This is a decent facility with a B- overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Gainesville. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this place's profile was its remarkable inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Signature Healthcare of Gainesville
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
4000 Sw 20th Ave,
Gainesville FL 32607
78.16% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Inspection grades are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's better category grades came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. It actually outperformed most facilities in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. We assessed the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in determining our grade in this category. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, which is this nursing home's least impressive category. It received a lowly F in this area, which is certainly a major concern. With our short-term care score, we attempt to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. In this nursing home's case, it looks like it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Gainesville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 2.33% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 94.94% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures 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 taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Gainesville, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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