Aase Haugen Home is a senior living facility in Decorah, Iowa, which has a total of 13,864 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Aase Haugen Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Four Ohio Street,
Decorah IA 52101
63.36% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall grade, we gave this facility an A for the area of inspections. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-. The nursing rating features many subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category is long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Our long-term care grade is commonly used to grade a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.46 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care. We gave it a C in that area. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 44.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aase Haugen Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aase Haugen Home, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aase Haugen Home, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aase Haugen Home, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. More frequent bathing 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 different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aase Haugen Home, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aase Haugen Home, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aase Haugen Home, 4.84% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aase Haugen Home, 94.37% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aase Haugen Home, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aase Haugen Home, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Aase Haugen Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aase Haugen Home, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aase Haugen Home, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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