Solaris Healthcare Lake City is a senior living facility in Lake City, Florida, which has a population of 57,683 people. With an overall rating of A+, this facility is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the top 500 best nursing homes in the nation. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Solaris Healthcare Lake City
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Florida Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Lake City, Florida Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Lake City, Florida Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Florida Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Lake City, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of A+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. There are a number of datapoints included in this area. Most of the datapoints relate to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this facility also performed admirably in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that area. This wrapped up truly elite report card. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more critical for patients needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Solaris Healthcare Lake City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 2.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 94.94% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Solaris Healthcare Lake City, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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