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When choosing a nursing home or rehabilitation center for you or your loved one, it is important to have all the information available about your preferred center. One option for individuals located in Florida is Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Read on to better understand the relevant details of this facility, including an explanation of its Medicare nursing facility score.
Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located at 1330 South Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 and can be contacted at (954) 524-5587 or through their website. The facility offers rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, and long-term care. The facility also has a dialysis program and provides a variety of services and amenities to support its patients including:
- Activity Directors
- Social Workers
- Case Management Support
- Diagnostic Services
- Community Volunteers
- Laundry, Beauty Salon, and Barber Shop
Residents of this facility will reside in private or semi-private rooms with their own bath. There are dining rooms and activities rooms on each floor. The facility has a total of 198 beds and participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is a privately owned, for-profit corporation.
The facility has a resident council. While each nursing home resident council is unique, the primary purpose is to ensure residents have a voice in their community, including:
- Identifying resident concerns and possible solutions
- Planning activities and special events
- Disseminating information about staffing changes or building projects
- Bringing up ideas and suggestions to benefit the community
Staffing and Service Details
This facility offers long-term care managed through a skilled nursing program as well as rehabilitation. The skilled nursing team specializes in the following:
- Post-operative care
- Pain management
- V. therapy
- Wound care management
- Total parenteral nutrition
- Enteral nutrition
- CPAP and BIPAP
- In-house peritoneal and hemodialysis
- Hospice programs
- Long term and respite care
- Tracheostomy care
The rehabilitation services include support from physicians and licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists who work to improve the residents' functionality and quality of life. The rehabilitation team specializes in the following:
- Joint replacement
- Stroke recovery
- Prosthetic/orthotic training
- Cardiac disease
- Orthopedic conditions
- Pulmonary disease
- Surgical recovery
- Loss of function
In addition to its skilled nursing staff and rehabilitation specialists, Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center employs an interdisciplinary team of specialists to offer care for residents. These specialists include:
- A Medical Director who specializes in internal medicine
- Psychiatrists who specialize in physical medicine
- Visiting physicians and dentists
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- Nutrition and diet therapy specialists
Additional details about staffing hours are discussed in below in the Nursing Home Rating section.
Nursing Home Rating
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") compile and provide data and ratings for Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities in the United States, and the rating and data are an important data point when assessing long-term care facilities.
Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has an overall rating from the CMS of four stars or "above average." The rating is based on the facility's performance in three categories: health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care measures.
The facility received a rating of three stars or "average" on its health inspection results. The rating is based on current inspections, the two prior inspections, three years of complaint inspections, and three years of infection control inspections.
The center has received six health citations compared to a national average of 8.3. The citations were in the following categories:
- Quality of life and care deficiencies
- Resident rights deficiencies
- Nutrition and dietary deficiencies
- Pharmacy service deficiencies
Each of the deficiencies received a rating of 2 or "minimal harm."
The facility has had zero complaint inspections or infection control inspections in the last three years.
The facility received a staffing rating of four stars or "above average." It exceeds the state and national average in total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day. The average in Florida is 1 hour and 41 minutes and Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's results are 2 hours and 8 minutes. The higher average is because of more LPN/LVN care time, while RN hours per resident per day falls slightly below the state and national averages.
Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center also exceeds the state and national averages for nurse aid hours per resident per day but falls below the averages for physical therapist staff hours.
Quality of Resident Care
The center received a rating of three stars or "average," but the ratings were notably different depending on the type of care:
- Short-stay quality of resident care received only two stars
- Long-stay quality of resident care received four stars
Key metrics lowing the quality of resident care rating for short-stays were (1) higher percentage of short-stay patients with pressure ulcers/pressure injuries that are new or worsened; (2) lower percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own; and (3) significantly lower percentage of residents who needed and received flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
The rating for long-stay quality of resident care was positively impacted by (1) a lower number of resident outpatient ER visits; (2) lower percentage of residents experiencing falls; (3) lower percentage of residents with worsened ability to move independently; and (4) lower percentage of residents whose need for assistance with daily activities increased.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this facility accept Medicare and Medicaid?
Yes, the facility accepts Medicare and Medicaid. Your personal situation, including your financial situation, will determine which Medicare and Medicaid benefits you qualify for.
Is this facility below average, average, or above average?
Based on the CMS rating, the overall rating for this facility is above average. There are important differences, however, depending on the type of care being provided at the facility. Review the CMS data carefully to analyze the quality of the facility for the specific needs of you or your loved one.
Can this facility accommodate special dietary needs?
Yes, Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has an in-house dietician who creates selective menus and accommodates special dietary needs to ensure that residents receive meals based on their personal needs.
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