With an address in Decorah, Iowa, Aase Haugen Senior Services is one of just two nursing homes in this city. This is a good nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality rating. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Aase Haugen Senior Services
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave it a grade of A. Inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an B. We analyzed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in computing our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home was awarded an impressive long-term care grade, with a grade of B in the area. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.565216 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care. This nursing home received a grade of C for this area. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aase Haugen Senior Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 4.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 93.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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