Located in Independence, Iowa, Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus is one of just three facilities in this city. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is among the highest grades that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We can't find many negative things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. This facility also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1700 Third Street Ne,
Independence IA 50644
66.4% estimated occupancy 1
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an A-. Nursing ratings are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 3.5 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 when it comes to minimizing its residents' 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 next category we assessed was long-term care. Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also performed well in this category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- for the area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.13793 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.14 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed turned out to be this facility's poorest area. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would likely be a strength for most nursing homes. We awarded it a strong grade of B for short-term care. Short-term care scores are crucial for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 4.84% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 94.37% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Abcm Rehab Centers of Independence East Campus, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
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