Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of a multitude of options you can choose from in Melbourne, Florida. This facility was given an overall score of A-. Indeed, this is actually the highest graded nursing home in Melbourne. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our highest scores in that category, with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. This place was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong profile, this nursing home also was given a superb short-term care score, with a score of A. Our short-term care scores are critical for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade weighs quite a few factors, however, the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Florida in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning residents at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final area, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care score. While this was not nearly as strong as several of its other grades, this remains one of our more impressive scores we offer. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. 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 a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.33% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 94.94% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Viera Health and Rehabilitation Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Melbourne, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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