Accura Healthcare of Ogden is the only option we identified in Ogden, Iowa. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. We flat out can't say enough great things about this facility. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Accura Healthcare of Ogden
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Stroke Recovery
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has earned nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was awarded a high-end grade of A- in our short-term care area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a meaningful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, we awarded this facility a D for long-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category grade. However, we wouldn't focus exclusively a single weak score. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some 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 Ogden Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Ogden, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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