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Solaris Healthcare Palatka
110 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177
Based on 23 reviews
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Services and Housing OptionsNursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation
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Solaris Healthcare Palatka DescriptionSolaris HealthCare Palatka is a skilled nursing home and rehabilitation center that provides top-notch care for its patients. The facility is located in historic Palatka, Florida near the St. Johns River, providing stunning views for residents to enjoy. We provide the best quality of care and compassion to enhance each resident’s quality of life. We believe that every person is unique and deserves personalized care. Our partners work tirelessly with each resident to ensure they achieve their optimum level of independence. At Solaris HealthCare Palatka, we pride ourselves on delivering quality care in a warm and personalized manner.
Parent OrganizationSolaris Healthcare Palatka is a member of a larger group of communities called Solaris HealthCare
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2.27 out of 5 stars. Based on 15 reviewsEmployees of Solaris HealthCare in the Palatka, FL area have mixed reviews about their experience. The staff is generally friendly, but the workload can be demanding due to short staffing. There is high turnover and management offers little support. Communication between coworkers is poor and there is no camaraderie. Paycheck issues are difficult to resolve, and employees often have to make multiple calls and emails to get them fixed. Fair compensation is provided when it is correct, but there are no breaks and drama is common. There is also a lack of help from payroll or management. Residents are generally well-liked, but coworkers do not work well together and some are not as good as they appear. Staffing is inadequate and management does not seem to care about providing proper care.
Employee Reviews for Solaris HealthCare
3 out of 5 stars. Based on 336 reviewsSolaris HealthCare employees report that they have a good work family and enjoy the flexibility of their shifts. They appreciate the benefits like earned time off and the new administrator who is young and not afraid to make decisions for the better. However, they find the pay to be low and the management to be unorganized and hostile. There is also a lack of teamwork and supplies, and the health insurance could be better. Employees suggest that management should work on getting more staff nurses, bring back good bonuses for those who pick up extra shifts, and show value in their employees. They also suggest that the company should focus on the skilled nursing industry and improve the health insurance.
Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 1 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 1 stars on its health inspection, 4 stars on its quality measures rating, and 4 stars on its staffing rating. Within the quality measure rating, each facility is given a short-stay rating and a long-stay rating. This facility received a 4-star short-stay rating and a 5-star long-stay rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 05/26/89 and is run by a for profit organization. It is a very large-sized nursing community with 180 nursing beds. Currently, there are 145 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically.
Alerts from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis facility has been given 3 fines by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a total of $73,962.31. The facility has had 4 facility incidents reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.
Overall RatingsThe Palatka Center for Rehabilitation and Healing is a nursing home that has a 1-star overall rating, the lowest possible. The nursing home is in the bottom 20% of facilities in terms of overall rating. The overall rating is slightly lower than the state average. This nursing home has a 1-star health inspection rating, the lowest possible. The nursing home is in the bottom 10% of facilities in terms of health inspection rating. The health inspection rating is slightly lower than the state average. This nursing home has a 4-star quality rating, which is second highest possible. The nursing home is amongst top half of facilities in terms of quality ratings but still lags behind the state average by slight margin.
Staff RatingsThe Palatka Center for Rehabilitation and Healing has a 4-star staff rating, the second highest possible. The nursing home is in the top 30% of facilities in terms of nursing aid staffing hours per resident per day. The nursing aid staffing hours per resident per day is slightly lower than the state average. The nursing home is in the top 40% of facilities in terms of LPN staffing hours per resident per day. The LPN staffing hours per resident per day is slightly higher than the state average. The nursing home is in the bottom 40% of facilities in terms of RN staffing hours per resident per day. The RN staffing hours per resident per day is slightly lower than the state average. The nursing home is in the bottom half of facilities in terms of licensed staffing hours per resident per day. The licensed staffing hours per resident per day is slightly lower than the state average. The nursing home is in the top half of facilities in terms of physical therapist staffing hours per resident per day. The physical therapist staffing hours per resident per day is slightly lower than the state average.
Covid DataThe Palatka Center for Rehabilitation and Healing is a nursing home that ranks in the bottom 30% of all facilities in terms of resident vaccination rate. However, their residents are still vaccinated at a slightly higher rate than the state average; 84.1% of residents have been vaccinated compared to the state's 81.7%. The staff vaccination rate falls way below both the state and national averages, with only 70% of employees having received vaccinations. This puts them in the bottom 20% among all facilities. Additionally, their covid booster rate is also lower than average, sitting at 65.6%.
Quality MeasuresThe Palatka Center for Rehabilitation and Healing is a top-rated nursing home that provides residents with high-quality care. The nursing home is in the top half of facilities in terms of residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased. The nursing home is also in the top half of facilities in terms of residents who have depressive symptoms. Additionally, the nursing home is in the top 30% of facilities in terms of residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder. However, the nursing home is in the bottom 20% of facilities in terms of residents given Flu vaccine.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresThe Palatka Center For Rehabilitation And Healing is in the bottom 30% of facilities in terms of hospitalizations per 1000 days. The nursing home's hospitalizations per 1000 days is slightly higher than the state average. Additionally, The Palatka Center For Rehabilitation And Healing is in the bottom 20% of facilities in terms of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days. Outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days is higher than the state average at this nursing home. In terms of short-stay residents who had outpatient emergency department visits, The Palatka Center For Rehabilitation And Healing is also in the bottom 30%. However, the short-stay residents who had outpatient emergency department visits is way higher than the state average at this facility. Lastly, The Palatka Center For Rehabilitation And Healing is in the bottom 30% of facilities in terms of short stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission. The short stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission rate is higher than the state average at this particular nursing home.
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My mother has been a patient of Solaris Healthcare in Palatka since April 2020. She seems to be adjusting very well to her surroundings there in the nursing home facility. She enjoys doing craft projects and physical therapy the most. Her nurse she calls Miss Marie seems to love her too and goes the extra mile to let my mom know she cares about her as well. All in all she's had a pleasant experience while staying at Solaris Healthcare in Palatka. Your facility seems to be an answer to our prayers for my sweet mom. Thank you so much for your kind, compassionate care of my mom, Thelma Carter in 200A
My experience is effected by the “Covid restrictions”, not being able to visit with our loved ones on a regular basis. My mother is the kind of patient who needs more encouragement daily to get better. I feel that the majority of the staff who I’ve interacted with have shown interest in my concerns and needs had compassion for me & my family. My complaints are centered around being “told things” from some of the staff that is not true, one is in reference to scheduling my families minimum visit and other things.I do believe that the majority of the staff working at Solaris are doing the best they can with the strict circumstances they are working under due to shortages & Covid.I’m so thankful to have staff members that I can contact if I have any issues or problems in reference to my mother. Jennifer, the Director of Nursing has been so awesome, helpful, understanding and compassionate in helping me with questions and concerns.I’m really hoping that Putnam Co. will lift the Covid restrictions as soon as it’s safe for the patients?! It’s really hard on the patients & family members, they don’t understand why we aren’t seeing them more often…😢Thank you, Kathy (daughter)
For the most part the staff seems genuinely concerned with my mom’s well being. The most frustrating things I have encouraged are poor communication and not enough staff. The administrator personally assured me that they have more than adequate staffing, but I sure don’t see it. My mom is content there, and the facility is near my home so I can visit often. Overall I would say that this is a good facility.
RUN, DON'T WALK AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!My father was admitted to Solaris Healthcare in Palatka, FL in October, 2019. Unfortunately, we experienced issues beginning at the time of check in until I moved him to another facility a week later. At check in, the front desk person told us she didn't know how to check in patients so we had a lengthy wait for another staff member who could check him in. Once checked in, we waited for an hour before anyone spoke to him. FInally, a staff member came in to take his vital signs which she scribbled on a piece of scratch paper. He was given no greeting, orientation or tour of the facility. No inventory of his personal belongings was taken and bathing and meal times were never explained.Throughout my father's stay at Solaris Healthcare, we encountered problems with incorrect medications being administered, rude staff coming into my father's room laughing loudly and socializing while he tried to sleep, and a general lack of professionalism. I attempted to speak with the Administrator, Greg Hovey, however he was not available even though I tried to make an appointment with him.I have shared my experience with several families who are trying to make decisions regarding where to place loved ones. Solaris Healthcare Palatka is definately not a place I can recommend.
MY MOM HAS BEEN IN REHAB AFTER A FALL AND HIP FRACTURE AT PALATKA HEALTH CARE. (JUST A SIDE COMMENT - SHE WAS IN ANOTHER FACILITY IN ST. AUGUSTINE PRIOR). MY MOTHER HAS RECEIVED EXCELLENT CARE BY NURSES, CNAs, PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST. MY MOM HAS REALLY ENJOYED THE FOOD AT LEAST IN THE 95 % RANGE. ALL STAFF HAVE THE MOTIVE TO KEEP PATIENTS SAFE AND HELPING THEM TO GET STRONGER SO THEY CAN RETURN TO THEIR HOME. VERY HAPPY WITH THEIR CARE.
Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.
|Severity of Deficiency||Isolated||Pattern||Widespread|
|Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety||J||K||L|
|Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy||G||H||I|
|No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy||D||E||F|
|No actual harm with potential for minimal harm||A||B||C|
Fire Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2020-12-08||2021-01-10||C||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2020-12-08||2021-01-10||C||Smoke Deficiencies||Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.|
|2020-12-08||2021-01-10||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.|
|2020-12-08||2021-01-10||D||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.|
|2019-05-28||2019-06-21||D||Egress Deficiencies||Install proper backup exit lighting.|
|2019-05-28||2019-06-21||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.|
Health Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2022-05-19||D||D||Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies||Assess the resident when there is a significant change in condition|
|2022-05-19||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.|
|2022-05-19||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.|
|2020-08-07||K||K||Administration Deficiencies||Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently.|
|2020-08-07||K||K||Infection Control Deficiencies||Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.|
|2020-12-10||D||D||Resident Rights Deficiencies||Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.|
|2020-12-10||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.|
|2020-12-10||D||D||Pharmacy Service Deficiencies||Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.|
|2020-12-10||D||D||Infection Control Deficiencies||Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.|
|2019-07-25||D||D||Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies||Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals.|
|2019-07-25||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.|
|2019-05-31||D||D||Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies||Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.|
|2019-05-31||D||D||Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies||Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.|
|2019-05-31||C||C||Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies||Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months.|
|2019-05-31||C||C||Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies||Encode each resident’s assessment data and transmit these data to the State within 7 days of assessment.|
|2019-05-31||D||D||Pharmacy Service Deficiencies||Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.|
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