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Accura Healthcare of Newton West

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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2130 West 18th Street South,
Newton IA 50208

(641) 791-1127

82.83% estimated occupancy 1

Accura Healthcare of Newton West is in Newton, Iowa, a city with 20,417 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the better facilities we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. Indeed, we were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it ahead of most of the facilities in Newton, which has a strong selection of facilities. As you can find below, this facility also performed well in our category ratings. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home received an A+ inspection grade. This score is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor dings are not the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the third category, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. In crafting these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Moving on to the fourth area, this nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care rating. Although this was not as dominant as some of its other category grades, this is still one of the better grades we offer. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.63946 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Accura Healthcare of Newton West Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

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

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

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

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

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

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

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

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

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

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 4.84% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 94.37% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

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

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

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

This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

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

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

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

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

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 2.02 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 792-1273
  • Grinnell Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.13 miles away210 Fourth Avenue Grinnell Iowa 50112Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 236-7511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Newton Dialysis1.91 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 792-2600
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Grinnell18.64 miles away803 Broad St Grinnell Iowa 50112Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 236-7419

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