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Accura Healthcare of Baxter

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Updated Jan 10, 2019 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: BNov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: C
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407 South East Avenue,
Baxter IA 50028

(641) 227-3602

68.57% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Accura Healthcare of Baxter has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Accura Healthcare of Baxter is a nursing home in Baxter, Iowa. The city has a population of 1,681 people. This nursing home proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility fared well in the category of short-term care. As a result, we awarded it a grade of A- for that area, which happens to be one of our most elite grades. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is more often than not a solid assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing score features a number of factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last area we rated is long-term care, in which this nursing home received a C. Although this proved to be its worst category grade, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. Our long-term care grades are essential for prospective residents looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 92.38095 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Accura Healthcare of Baxter Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 3.51% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have experienced a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 0.95% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 43.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 7.29% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 96.19% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 17.44% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 34.56% of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.


Grade: A-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 34.56% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Skiff Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.48 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 792-1273
  • Story County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.6 miles away640 South 19th Street Nevada Iowa 50201Government - Local(515) 382-2111
  • Unitypoint Health-MarshalltownAcute Care Hospitals 19.96 miles away3 S 4th Ave Marshalltown Iowa 50158Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 754-5151

Nearby Dialysis

  • Newton Dialysis9.37 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 792-2600
  • Marshalltown Mary Greeley Dialysis17.5 miles away3120 2nd St. Marshalltown Iowa 50158Dialysis Stations: 24 (641) 752-1819