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Akron Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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Akron Care Center's website

991 Highway 3,
Akron IA 51001

(712) 568-2422

94.88% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - City/county
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our long-term care category, where it earned a grade of A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings are based on many items found on the a nursing home's inspections. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. It doesn't look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Switching gears to the last area, this nursing home was given an extremely favorable short-term care grade. We awarded it an A- in that category, giving this facility straight A's. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more critical for folks requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Akron Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Akron Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Akron Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Akron Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Akron Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Akron Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Akron Care Center, 4.77% of Patients

This is the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Akron Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Akron Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Akron Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Akron Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Akron Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hawarden Regional HealthcareCritical Access Hospitals 12.84 miles away1111 11th Street Hawarden Iowa 51023Government - Local(712) 551-3100
  • Sanford Vermillion HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.99 miles away20 South Plum Street Vermillion South Dakota 57069Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 677-3500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Le Mars Area Dialysis Services19.51 miles away1 1st Street Southwest Le Mars Iowa 51031Dialysis Stations: 9 (712) 541-6150