Accura Healthcare of Knoxville is a small nursing home located in Knoxville, Iowa. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. This nursing home did not meet our expectations in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Accura Healthcare of Knoxville
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is 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
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's nursing grade outpaced its overall grade. We gave it a grade of B+ for its nursing grade, which is one of our better scores. Nursing scores are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our more impressive scores. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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We also found that this nursing home has earned favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many facilities in this category. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was long-term care, which was this facility's weakest area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that category. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.96373 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Knoxville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 11.7% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 2.07% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 3.68% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 10.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 32.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 3.83% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 99.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 13.61% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 15.9% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 15.9% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 5.86% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 72.87% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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