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+. Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Accura Healthcare of Baxter
- Nursing Home
Updated Jan 10, 2019 by Nick Lata
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.
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.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing score is mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this area. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is frequently a solid measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was long-term care. We gave this facility a decent grade in this area, with a grade of C. Even though this is not as dominant as a few of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless not a major area of concern. Our long-term care scores are important for prospective residents needing personal care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 92.38095 percent of its residents, which is somewhat lower than we were hoping for. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. 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.
Accura Healthcare of Baxter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Baxter, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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