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Palatka Health Care Center
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110 Kay Larkin Dr
Palatka, FL
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  • Skilled Nursing Facility

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03/23/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Was a top rated facility but is needing dependable staff

11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Palatka Health Care Center is a large, for profit, nursing home with 180 beds based in Palatka, FL. At last check, the facility had 168 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 Palatka Health Care Center, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 59% of nursing homes in Florida.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Palatka Health Care Center 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 about 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 about average. The most recent health inspection was on 08/16/2012.
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11/14/2012 An Current/Past Resident Writes: scale of 1 to 10 they get a 9.9

Description of Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, FL

Number of Beds : 180

Palatka Health Care Center, located in Palatka, Florida provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Palatka Health Care Center has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Palatka Health Care Center has a very good hospital, Putnam Community Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 84 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Palatka Health Care Center's nearest hospital is 3 miles away. The zipcode (32177) in Florida, where Palatka Health Care Center is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Palatka Health Care Center can be found here.

Palatka Health Care Center 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, Palatka Health Care Center 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 Palatka, FL,32177

    Annual Crime
    32177 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 8 4
    Property Crimes 9 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 29%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 82 / 100
    Water Quality 55 / 100
    Superfund Sites 99 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 99
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 19% Below
    Cost of Food 1% Above
    Utilities 2% Below
    Miscellaneous 1% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 4.28%
    Male Population 47.99%
    Female Population 52.01%
    Median Age 36.4 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $33,190
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Palatka FL
    Percent Religious 36.92%
    Baptist 22.24%
    Catholic 3.42%
    Pentecostal 3.24%
    Methodist 2.63%
    Other Christian 2.13%
    All Other 3.25%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Palatka FL
    White  69.5%
    Black  26.5%
    Hispanic/Latino  2.7%
    Multiracial  0.6%
    Asian  0.4%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.