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St James Health and Rehabilitation Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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239 Crooked River Road,
Carrabelle FL 32322

(850) 697-2020

59.88% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Carrabelle, Florida, St James Health and Rehabilitation Center is the only nursing home we found in the city. This proved to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our analysis, there are definitely far worse places out there. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's higher category scores came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.54 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. There are a number of factors within this area. Many of the factors are tied to staffing levels. With 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this facility surpassed the national average. We also look at the skill levels of nurses and add more weight to hours worked by skilled nurses. While this place excelled in terms of quantity of nursing hours, it fell short in some of the subcategories that focused on quality. This facility's nursing grade was hurt by its weak performance in the area of minimizing pressure ulcers. We found that 12.4 percent of this facility's residents were suffering from pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our final area is short-term care, where we gave this nursing home a C in that category. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. This place fared respectably with 48 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

St James Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which have experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 95.03% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.16% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In St James Health and Rehabilitation Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.