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Accura Healthcare of Cresco

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Accura Healthcare of Cresco's website

701 Vernon Road Sw,
Cresco IA 52136

(563) 547-3580

54.34% estimated occupancy 1

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. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the country. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Stroke Recovery
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our nursing grade. In computing our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This facility really excelled in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A+. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility truly excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed more favorably in this area. In determining 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 skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned 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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Finally, turning to our inspection category, we gave this facility a C. Our inspection rating is based on the facility's inspection reports. Although this is not a bad score, it is this nursing home's weakest link. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in categories G through L. This means that this facility avoided the more ominous 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.

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

Accura Healthcare of Cresco Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who have sustained falls which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

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

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 94.58% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Cresco, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Regional Health Services of Howard CountyCritical Access Hospitals 1.16 miles away235 8th Avenue West Cresco Iowa 52136Government - Local(563) 547-2101
  • Winneshiek Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.43 miles away901 Montgomery Street Decorah Iowa 52101Government - Local(563) 382-2911

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mayo Clinic Hosp-Dyls18.43 miles away901 Montgomery St. Decorah Iowa 52101Dialysis Stations: 4 (563) 382-1961