St Vent's Medical Center Southside
4201 Belfort Rd, Jacksonville FL 32216 · (904) 296-3832 Updated: Jul 1, 2019 · By Nick Reese
St Vent's Medical Center Southside looks like it is one of a list of 31 facilities located in Jacksonville, Florida. The city has far more options to choose from compared to most areas in the country. With an overall grade of A, this nursing home is among the highest graded facilities in Jacksonville, which has some very solid nursing homes. You flat out can not do any better than this place. This place also received very consistent scores in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
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Non profit - Corporation
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was strong in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities received a better grade in this category. Our short-term care scores are important for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It doesn't look like this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. It performed as well as just about any nursing home in Florida in this area with 58.1 percent of its residents returning home. At most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing ratings are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we looked at, this nursing home was given a very strong grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility completed a first-rate report card. For residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We weren't able to track down this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Vent's Medical Center Southside Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better