Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown is an average-sized nursing home located in Marshalltown, Iowa. With an overall score of B, this appears to be a fine nursing home. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown
- Nursing Home
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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this nursing home excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home received 5 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 be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B+. Our nursing grade includes many subcategories, however, the main one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of B. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a D in the area of long-term care, leaving this as the nursing home's worst category grade. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 4.67% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 93.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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