Algona Manor Care Center is a small nursing home located in Algona, Iowa. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most people. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Algona Manor Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2221 East Mcgregor Street,
Algona IA 50511
69.34% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Algona, Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Algona, Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Algona, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. Unfortunately, this place was assessed a category L deficiency, which was unexpected given its inspection grade. This category indicates the government inspectors identified a widespread deficiency placing resident safety or health in immediate danger. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded strong marks in the area of short-term care as well. Indeed, it received one of our most superb grades in that category with a area of A-. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is typically a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We weighed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses spent with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a patient more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was nursing, is this facility's least impressive category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. This really is one of the few dings of a very solid profile. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 99.21875 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Algona Manor Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Algona Manor Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Algona Manor Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Algona Manor Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Algona Manor Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Algona Manor Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Algona Manor Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Algona Manor Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Algona Manor Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Algona Manor Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Algona Manor Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Algona Manor Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Algona Manor Care Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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