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Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1912 Zenith Avenue,
Spirit Lake IA 51360

63.52% estimated occupancy 1

Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake is an average-sized nursing home located in Spirit Lake, Iowa. With an A- overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. You flat out can not do much better than this nursing home. This nursing home also received phenomenal ratings in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many high-end scores, this facility was awarded an excellent short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this area. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to our third area, this facility also earned a score of B for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The final area we scored is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. Although this turned out to be its weakest category rating, this is still a strong score. Nursing scores are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. 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 look at these metrics as good measures 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 8.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 8.29% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients which sustained a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 11.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 9.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 4.86% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 99.49% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 8.67% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 11.86% of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 11.86% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 18.09% of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, 75.62% of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lakes Regional HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 0.25 miles away2301 Highway 71 Spirit Lake Iowa 51360Voluntary non-profit - Other(712) 336-1230
  • Avera Holy Family HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.48 miles away826 North 8th Street Estherville Iowa 51334Voluntary non-profit - Church(712) 362-2631
  • Sanford Jackson Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.23 miles away1430 North Highway Jackson Minnesota 56143Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 847-2420
  • Spencer Municipal HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.74 miles away1200 1st Avenue East Spencer Iowa 51301Government - Local(712) 264-8300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Warner Dialysis Center0.61 miles away3150 18th St Spirit Lake Iowa 51360Dialysis Stations: 12 (712) 336-2910
  • Warner Dialysis Center Spencer18.4 miles away1721 W 18th St Spencer Iowa 51301Dialysis Stations: 14 (712) 264-6464