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Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford
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8333 W Okeechobee Rd
Hialeah Gardens, FL
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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford is a large, for profit, nursing home with 214 beds based in Hialeah Gardens, FL. At last check, the facility had 200 residents indicating that it is 93% occupied which is about average within the state of Florida. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 62% of nursing homes in Florida. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 4 stars to 2 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford with other senior care providers in Florida. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is higher than average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is lower than average. The most recent health inspection was on 06/14/2012.
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05/25/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Although this facility is not perfect, the staff does their best to make the patients as comfortable as possible. Our family members visit at unpredictable hours to check on the staff and care of our family member. 9 out of 10 times things are well. It really depends on who the staff is on a particular day. I would recommend this facility to anyone who has a family member in need of nursing home care.

12/14/2011 An Interested Visitor Writes: they have them seated in a wheel chair for hours, one was yelling from the room no respond from employee and the place has a fowl smell, they get injected with maybe a thick needle to get medication or they just push it into their skin cause they yell out in sad the activity they get,sad view the wheel chair do not have support to level their legs up as they sit for hours 7am till 8 pm.

04/10/2011 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Overall, the place has good presentation. But some of the CNA's have low patience and I have seen certain things that concerns me. The nursing staff, you can hand pick which are good and which are there because it is a "job". The meds are administered, but no notes are written in the books when there is an incident with a patient. This is an ongoing problem and was admitted by one of the physicians. Also, I feel that the nursing staff is forbidden to develop a relationship with the families, just strickly business.

Response: you are so right,and the employee that dress in blue who are they cause all you see them is sit behind a table and do not respond to the ones in need.

Description of Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford in Hialeah Gardens, FL

Number of Beds : 214

Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford, located in Hialeah Gardens, Florida provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford has a very good hospital, Palm Springs General Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 88 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (33016) in Florida, where Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford can be found here.

Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.



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    Demographic Profile for Hialeah Gardens, FL,33016

    Annual Crime
    33016 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 5 4
    Property Crimes 5 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 36%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 65.3 / 100
    Water Quality 50 / 100
    Superfund Sites 10 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 262.3
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 16% Below
    Cost of Food 9% Above
    Utilities 9% Below
    Miscellaneous 4% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 7.44%
    Male Population 47.63%
    Female Population 52.37%
    Median Age 36.4 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $44,132
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Hialeah Gardens FL
    Percent Religious 38.34%
    Catholic 24.60%
    Jewish 4.55%
    Baptist 3.48%
    Other Christian 2.45%
    All Other 3.27%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Hialeah Gardens FL
    Hispanic/Latino  87.6%
    White  9.7%
    Black  1.4%
    Asian  0.8%
    Multiracial  0.4%
    Other  0.1%

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