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Signature Healthcare of North Florida

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Signature Healthcare of North Florida's website

1083 Sanders Avenue,
Graceville FL 32440

(850) 263-4447

65.38% estimated occupancy 1

Signature Healthcare of North Florida is the sole option we found in Graceville, Florida. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires quality scores in most areas. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this place. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among the reasons we graded this nursing home so favorably is that it received a very impressive long-term care score. In fact, long-term care turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. The nursing grade assesses many subcategories, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this metric. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's least impressive area was short-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. For this area, we awarded this facility a grade of just D. Our short-term care scores are likely more critical for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 2.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care grade.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Signature Healthcare of North Florida Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 2.43% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 94.61% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 13.17% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 18.15% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 9.19 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare of North Florida, 77.65% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northwest Florida Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.97 miles away1360 Brickyard Rd Chipley Florida 32428Voluntary non-profit - Private(850) 638-1610
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  • Southeast Alabama Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.4 miles away1108 Ross Clark Circle Dothan Alabama 36301Government - Hospital District or Authority(334) 793-8701
  • Jackson HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.75 miles away4250 Hospital Dr Marianna Florida 32446Government - Hospital District or Authority(850) 526-2200

Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita Wiregrass Kidney Center18.25 miles away1450 Ross Clark Circle Suite 200 Dothan Alabama 36301CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (334) 792-8907
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  • Marianna Dialysis Center19.59 miles away2930 Optimist Dr Marianna Florida 32448CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (850) 482-5328
  • Bio Medical Applications of Alabama Inc19.61 miles away118 Obrannan Park Drive Dothan Alabama 36303Dialysis Stations: 16 (334) 340-4055
  • Curecanti Dialysis LLC19.62 miles away1763 E Main Street Dothan Alabama 36301Dialysis Stations: 3 (334) 673-0246
  • Dci Dothan19.74 miles away1630 Columbia Hwy Dothan Alabama 36303CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (334) 793-3519