Located in Newton, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Newton East is one of six nursing homes in this city. We gave this facility a B overall, which is a solid score. We were also impressed that Newton received a B+ city grade, making this one of the best places to find a nursing home. This place definitely has plenty going for it. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

On top of being a strong facility overall, this facility really excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Not many facilities fared better in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also excelled in nursing. In fact, we awarded it an B+ for that category. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 2.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This nursing home also received a strong short-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is generally a useful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It was respectable in this area with 46 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Turning to the last category, this nursing home received an acceptable long-term care grade of C. With our long-term care assessment, we assess the quantity of services provided by a facility, along with a series of quality statistics. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 87.19512 percent of its residents. This is pretty significantly below the national average. Nevertheless, this nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.71 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Accura Healthcare of Newton East Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A-
4.76%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients which had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
A
1.22%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Provider
B+
1.27%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
F
32.39%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
B-
23.46%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
B+
0.66%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
C
93.6%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Provider
D
23.38%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A+
29.36%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.03
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
F
29.36
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
12.77
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

Provider
B
70.99%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Skiff Medical Center 1.22 mi
204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208
(641) 792-1273
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Grinnell Regional Medical Center 15.69 mi
210 Fourth Avenue Grinnell Iowa 50112
(641) 236-7511
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Newton Dialysis 1.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208
(641) 792-2600
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Grinnell 16.19 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
803 Broad St Grinnell Iowa 50112
(641) 236-7419