With an address in Cherokee, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Cherokee is one of just two facilities there. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is among the best grades that we offer. A score in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this facility's strong profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Accura Healthcare of Cherokee
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few places fared as well in this area. Inspection scores are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home 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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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our higher scores in that area, with a score of B+. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. We awarded this facility a decent grade in this area, with a B-. Although this is not on par with many of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless not a poor grade. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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 Cherokee Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 4.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 93.67% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
- 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
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