Accura Healthcare of Newton East is a small facility in Newton, Iowa. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable marks. In our view, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong short-term care rating, which you can find in the next section.
Accura Healthcare of Newton East
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We would like to note that this nursing home's short-term care rating exceeded its overall grade. This facility received a grade of B+ in this category, which is a very solid grade. Short-term care scores are important for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B+ in this category, which is one of our better grades. Our nursing score is mostly based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility's inspection rating also was quite a bit better than its overall grade. Due to a strong inspection report this year, it received one of our better scores in that category with a B. Our inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, this facility really did not fare very well. With a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is its weakest category. Facilities that don't fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 89.86486 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit less than what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Newton East Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have had a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Newton East, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Newton, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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