Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake is an average-sized nursing home located in Spirit Lake, Iowa. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. Based on our analysis, this place has quite a bit going for it. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
This nursing home received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially want to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to this facility's list of strengths, it also was given a very favorable short-term care grade. We gave them an elite strong of A in this category. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. Our nursing category is based on many factors, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was long-term care. In this area, we gave this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This actually is this nursing home's least impressive category. In the category of long-term care, we weigh the quantity of services provided by a facility, rather than more medically-intensive services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is higher than the average nursing home. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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