Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake is a senior living facility located in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The city has 8,031 people. This facility was given an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this place's profile is its stellar inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1912 Zenith Avenue,
Spirit Lake IA 51360
66.11% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Our inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to note that this nursing home was given impressive short-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that area, with a grade of B. This turned out to be the nursing home's second highest grade. In crafting our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. Our nursing grade considers many factors. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, nursing grades also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care, which proved to be this nursing home's worst category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. Naturally, this grade hurt the nursing home's overall profile a bit. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that suffered falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 4.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 93.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 77.73% 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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