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Accura Healthcare of Cherokee

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Accura Healthcare of Cherokee's website

921 Riverview Drive,
Cherokee IA 51012

(712) 225-5724

75.83% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Cherokee, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Cherokee is one of just three facilities there. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires above average marks in most areas. This actually is the best nursing home in Cherokee. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this very important area. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor dings aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Nursing scores are largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third most favorable category we awarded this facility in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Our long-term care scores are meaningful for prospective residents needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's worst area was short-term care, which is the last area we assessed. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. We wanted to draw your attention to this possible weakness, however, you should not dwell on a single weak area either. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Accura Healthcare of Cherokee Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 4.77% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 94.58% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Cherokee Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.62 miles away300 Sioux Valley Drive Cherokee Iowa 51012Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 225-5101
  • Mental Health InstitutePsychiatric 1.87 miles away1251 North Cedar Loop Cherokee Iowa 51012Government - State(712) 225-2594
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.72 miles away1525 West 5th Street Storm Lake Iowa 50588Government - Local(712) 732-4030

Nearby Dialysis

  • Renal Center of Storm Lake, LLC18.4 miles away1426 N Lake Ave Storm Lake Iowa 50588Dialysis Stations: 16 (712) 732-6900