The Estates at Carpenters is a facility in Lakeland, Florida, which has a population of 237,282 people. With an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percent of all nursing homes in the nation. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category scores, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A report card.
The Estates at Carpenters
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Lakeland, Florida Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Florida Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Lakeland, Florida Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Lakeland, Florida Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This high end facility also dominated in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes fared better in this category. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, this nursing home also received a very strong short-term care rating, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up an elite profile. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Estates at Carpenters Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Estates at Carpenters, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Estates at Carpenters, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Estates at Carpenters, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Estates at Carpenters, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Estates at Carpenters, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Estates at Carpenters, 2.33% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Estates at Carpenters, 94.94% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Estates at Carpenters, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Estates at Carpenters, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.
In The Estates at Carpenters, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Estates at Carpenters, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Estates at Carpenters, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Estates at Carpenters, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Lakeland, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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