The Palms of Sebring is a senior living facility located in Sebring, Florida. The city has 50,835 people. This turns out to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
The Palms of Sebring
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this facility a grade of A for the area of inspections. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause 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
Contributing to this facility's list of achievements, it also received a fine long-term care score. We gave them a dominant strong of A in this area. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 94.73684 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third best area we awarded this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
The final category we scored is nursing. In this category, we gave this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This actually is this facility's weakest area. We looked at the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Palms of Sebring Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Palms of Sebring, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Palms of Sebring, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that have suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Palms of Sebring, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term care residents that had a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Palms of Sebring, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Palms of Sebring, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Palms of Sebring, 2.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Palms of Sebring, 94.61% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Palms of Sebring, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Palms of Sebring, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In The Palms of Sebring, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Palms of Sebring, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Palms of Sebring, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Palms of Sebring, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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