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Accura Healthcare of Newton East

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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1743 South Eighth Avenue East,
Newton IA 50208

(641) 792-5680

83.88% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Newton, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Newton East is one of four nursing homes in the area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some decent scores. This place has a few things going for it. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive nursing score, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

It should also be noted that this nursing home's nursing grade outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for its nursing score. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

We also wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility also was given a positive score in our short-term care category. We gave this facility an above average grade of B in that area. Our short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we looked at was long-term care, which proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is clearly concerning. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the facility is not as well-staffed. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 84.246574 percent of its residents. This is multiple points lower than the national average. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.64 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Accura Healthcare of Newton East Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 4.84% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 94.37% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Scores for Newton, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Newton, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Skiff Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.22 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 792-1273
  • Grinnell Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.69 miles away210 Fourth Avenue Grinnell Iowa 50112Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 236-7511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Newton Dialysis1.4 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 792-2600
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Grinnell16.19 miles away803 Broad St Grinnell Iowa 50112Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 236-7419

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