Signature Healthcare of Gainesville is an average-sized nursing home in Gainesville, Florida. Featuring an overall rating of C, this appears to be a solid facility. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse places out there. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Signature Healthcare of Gainesville
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received an inspection score which is stronger than its overall rating. Inspection grades are based on the nursing home's recent government inspections. We awarded this nursing home a very solid grade of B+ in this category. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a strong grade in long-term care. This nursing home earned a B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our more favorable grades. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. There are a number of factors within this category. Many of the datapoints relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home offered just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was short-term care, is this facility's worst category. We gave this facility a D in this category. Our short-term care ratings are likely most meaningful for those in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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, 20.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 1.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 1.17% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 8.68% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 9.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 0.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 100% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 15.3% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 12.93% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 0.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 12.93% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 12.03% 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 Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, 72.86% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Gainesville, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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