Located in Palm Bay, Florida, The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is one of just a few available facilities in the area. Sporting an overall rating of B, this is a very respectable nursing home. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
5405 Babcock St Ne,
Palm Bay FL 32905
91.5% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, this place really excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes fared better in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.27586 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was short-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is a fair grade in this area. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more critical for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 95.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 12.69% 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. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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