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. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Accura Healthcare of Knoxville
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
It should be noted that this nursing home's inspection score outpaced its overall score. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for its inspections rating, which is a very solid score. Inspection grades are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a positive score in short-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B in this category, which turns out to be one of our better grades. Our short-term care scores are arguably more meaningful for people requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. The nursing grade analyzes many components, but the main consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this area, which is a rock bottom grade. This is obviously a major concern. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 91.89189 percent of its patients, which is a few points below what we anticipated. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
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, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 4.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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