Located in Pomeroy, Iowa, Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy is the lone nursing home we found there. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our better grades. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade. In fact, this is this facility's second best category grade. In that category, this facility received a grade of A-. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.68421 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a high-end score of A- in our short-term care category. Short-term care scores are important for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In our last area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our nursing grade. This finished off a first-rate profile. In calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are with residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
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, 16.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 2.63% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 12.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 26.03% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 20.83% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 99.34% of Patients
This is the percentage 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 Pomeroy, 12.31% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 12.77% of Residents
This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 12.77% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy, 64.1% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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