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Whispering Oaks

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Whispering Oaks's website

1514 E Chelsea St,
Tampa FL 33610

(813) 238-6406

93.81% estimated occupancy 1

Whispering Oaks is a very-large non-profit nursing home located in Tampa, Florida. We gave this facility a strong overall rating of A-. In fact, it proved to be the fifth best facility in Tampa according to our rankings. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this place. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is it earned an impressive grade in inspections. In fact, inspections ended up being its best category. In this area, we gave this facility an A. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing score weighs a number of subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also received a strong long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being its third strongest category score. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we rated was this nursing home's poorest area. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it a respectable grade of B- for short-term care. Our short-term care grades are vital for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 2.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Whispering Oaks Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Whispering Oaks, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Whispering Oaks, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that suffered a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Whispering Oaks, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Whispering Oaks, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Whispering Oaks, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Whispering Oaks, 2.33% of Patients

This is the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Whispering Oaks, 94.94% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Whispering Oaks, 13.07% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Whispering Oaks, 16.78% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Whispering Oaks, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Whispering Oaks, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Whispering Oaks, 9.16 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Oaks, 78.49% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Scores for Tampa, 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
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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