Accura Healthcare of Newton West is located in Newton, Iowa. Featuring an overall score of B, this is a good nursing home. You could certainly do much worse than this place. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Accura Healthcare of Newton West
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially would like to point out its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing rating is based on a variety of subcategories. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a favorable short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are important for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's worst category. It received an F in this area, which is clearly somewhat disappointing. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.55073 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Newton West Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 6.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 5.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 1.46% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents who experienced urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 31.07% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 26.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 3.1% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 98.11% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 10.74% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 15.65% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 15.65% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.