Located in Pomeroy, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy is the lone nursing home we found there. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top grades that we offer. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 100 best facilities in Iowa. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of elite nursing homes. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
303 East 7th Street,
Pomeroy IA 50575
77.33% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned excellent inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our highest scores in that category, with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat 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
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded a high-end grade of A in our long-term care area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was given a superb grade of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care scores are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The final area we looked at was nursing, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This topped off a very impressive profile. Not many facilities earned a B+ or better in every category. In determining our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 4.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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