Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Extended Care
1609 Medical Dr, Tallahassee FL 32308 · (850) 431-5440 · 34.07% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Extended Care is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Tallahassee, Florida. This nursing home received an overall score of B. Indeed, this is ranked among the three highest graded nursing homes in the city. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this place. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 113 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in nursing, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our nursing category includes several components, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This was one of the higher totals we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these datapoints as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other strengths is its first-rate short-term care grade. We gave them one of our more impressive scores in that area, with a grade of A+. With our short-term care assessment, we strive to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This facility excelled in two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility supplied about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the average facility. This is typically a great sign. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country in this area with 66.7 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given high grades in the area of long-term care as well. Consequently, we awarded it one of our strongest grades in that area with a score of A+. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Lastly, we looked at this facility's inspection score This was not one of this facility's better areas. We gave it a C in this category. This isn't a terrible grade in this category. It simply wasn't as favorable as some of this nursing home's other grades. Our inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. To our surprise, this place was assessed a category J through K deficiency, which are some of the worst possible deficiencies. This often indicates the government inspectors uncovered a deficiency which placed resident safety or health in immediate jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Extended Care Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better