Algona Manor Care Center is a small nursing home located in Algona, Iowa. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the better facilities we assessed. You simply can not do much better than this place. This nursing home also received consistently good scores in all four of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Algona Manor Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Sadly, this place received a category L deficiency, which was unexpected based on its inspection rating. This category of deficiency means inspectors discovered a widespread deficiency putting patient health or safety in imminent danger. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many impressive scores, this facility received a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients 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 residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. In calculating our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a B. Believe it or not, this ended up being this nursing home's least impressive category. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their worst grade still is better than most other facilities. In our short-term care grade, we endeavor to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 3.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Algona Manor Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who have had falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Algona Manor Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Algona Manor Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Algona Manor Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Algona Manor Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Algona Manor Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Algona Manor Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Algona Manor Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Algona Manor Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Algona Manor Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Algona Manor Care Center, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
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