Accura Healthcare of Cresco is a small facility in Cresco, Iowa. With an overall rating of B, this appears to be a good nursing home. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Accura Healthcare of Cresco
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Stroke Recovery
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with patients, in computing our score in this area. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Very few facilities performed better in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.04762 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Finally, we looked at this nursing home's inspection grade This was not one of this nursing home's better areas. We gave it a C in this category. This isn't a horrible grade in this category. It simply wasn't as strong as some of this facility's other category grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. This place had 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in categories G through L. This tells you that it avoided the more significant classes of deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Cresco Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that experienced a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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