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Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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1620 Helvenston St Se,
Live Oak FL 32064

(386) 362-7860

73.38% estimated occupancy 1

Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center is located in Live Oak, Florida, a city with a population of 28,223 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some respectable marks. This nursing home seems to have a few things working in its favor. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent government inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's more impressive category grades was in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. This place was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 1.95 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having more complicated patients.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. The nursing score analyzes many components, but the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also include quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed better than average in this area.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's weakest area is short-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a D. Our short-term care grades are presumably most critical for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We found that this facility was subpar in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we looked at. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home a bit in this metric as well, with just 46.3 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

Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

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

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

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

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

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

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

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

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

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

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

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center, 95.03% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.16% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

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

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of 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: B-plus

In Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lake City Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.91 miles away340 Nw Commerce Dr Lake City Florida 32055Proprietary(386) 719-9000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Dialysis Services - Live Oak2.74 miles away10543 Suwannee Plaza Blvd Live Oak Florida 32060Dialysis Stations: 21 (386) 364-6604
  • Fmc-Lake City West16.2 miles away179 Sw Prosperity Place Lake City Florida 32024CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (386) 719-0217
  • Lake City Home Therapies16.25 miles away215 Sw Prosperity Place Suite 101 Lake City Florida 32024Dialysis Stations: 5 (386) 758-2202
  • Columbia County Dialysis19.57 miles away1389 W Us Hwy 90 #100a Lake City Florida 32055Dialysis Stations: 16 (386) 292-8989

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