Akron Care Center is a small government-owned facility in Akron, Iowa. After receiving an overall grade of A, this facility is one of the highest-rated facilities we looked at. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong with this facility. If you look below, you will see this place's category scores, which are just as impressive as its overall grade.
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Akron Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
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Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also received A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly flawless. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility was given dominant marks in the area of long-term care. For this reason, it was given one of our best grades in that area with a grade of A+. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.101265 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid negative health outcomes for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes fared better in this category. Our short-term care scores are presumably more critical for those in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In the last category we analyzed, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of A- in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. The nursing grade consists of several subcategories, but the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This nursing home fared well in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided with better nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Akron Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Akron Care Center, 6.41% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Akron Care Center, 8.23% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Akron Care Center, 5.1% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents which sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Akron Care Center, 18.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Akron Care Center, 20.95% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Akron Care Center, 0.65% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Akron Care Center, 99.05% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Akron Care Center, 11.81% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Akron Care Center, 11.39% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Akron Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Akron Care Center, 11.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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