THE PALMS OF SEBRING

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at The Palms of Sebring. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

THE PALMS OF SEBRING
725 S PINE ST
SEBRING, FL 33870
(863) 385-0161

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Nursing Staff
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Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

88%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 105
  • Certified Beds: 120

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • Part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Ultra-High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by The Palms of Sebring. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Medium Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-100.2%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-161.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-1020.6%
ADL Index Range: 0-522.5%
Total Percent:44.2%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-163.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-1022.0%
ADL Index Range: 0-510.2%
Total Percent:35.7%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-160.9%
ADL Index Range: 6-103.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-52.4%
Total Percent:6.6%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-161.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-104.0%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.0%
Total Percent:6.3%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Isolation for active infectious disease
0.4%
Total Percent:0.4%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
1.4%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Signs of depression
0.4%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.06%
Total Percent:2.1%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Signs of depression
0.4%
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.8%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Signs of depression
0.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Signs of depression
0.4%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
1.9%
Total Percent:3.7%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.06%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.03%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.03%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
0.1%
Total Percent:0.3%
 

Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance

  • Cognitive impairment BIMS score less than or equal to 9
  • CPS great than or equal to 3
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal behavioral symptoms toward others
  • Other behavioral symptoms
  • Rejection of care or wandering
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 5 or less
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.06%
Total Percent:0.06%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
0.6%
Total Percent:0.6%
 

Rating Details For The Palms of Sebring

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours47 Minutes1 Hour and 32 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours54 Minutes50 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours3 Hours and 7 Minutes2 Hours and 31 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 41 Minutes2 Hours and 22 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 48 Minutes4 Hours and 52 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Florida are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityFlorida Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%86%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%87%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse4%9%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores7%12%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder57%54%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain1%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder5%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection5%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased9%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight10%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair2%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious5%10%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season88%80%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination85%81%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain15%17%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores8%14%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 02/24/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Get Services Outside the Nursing Home That Meet Professional Standards.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 01/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009

Nutrition and Dietary

1) Provide 3 Meals Daily at Regular Times; or 2) Serve Breakfast Within 14 Hours After Dinner; or 3) Offer a Snack at Bedtime Each Day.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 01/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 02/24/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/24/2011

Pharmacy Service

Make Sure That Residents Are Safe from Serious Medication Errors.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009

Quality Care

Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Give the Right Treatment and Services to Residents Who Have Mental or Social Problems Adjusting.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009

Resident Assessment

1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009

Resident Rights

Provide Services to Meet the Needs and Preferences of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 01/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for The Palms of Sebring, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Complaint Filed: 12/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Complaint Filed: 12/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/07/2011

Quality Care

Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/24/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/24/2011

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that The Palms of Sebring had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 02/23/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 01/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/15/2010

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 12/02/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 12/02/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 02/23/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/24/2011

Vertical Openings

Exit Doors That Are Held Open by Devices That Will Automatically Close on the Activation of a Fire Alarm or Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 12/02/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/15/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Agency for Health Care Administration of Florida - Retrieved 2011