Accura Healthcare of Newton West is located in Newton, Iowa. Featuring an overall score of B+, this looks like a very good facility. This proved to be one of the three best facilities in Newton. Fortunately, this facility did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Accura Healthcare of Newton West
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also earned first-rate health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our best grades in that area, with an A-. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our stronger grades in that category, with a score of B+. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Nursing ratings are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area 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
Switching gears to our next area, this nursing home received a decent short-term care rating. While this wasn't quite as dominant as a few of its other scores, this is truly a middle of the pack score. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final item we considered in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients that experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Newton West, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
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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