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. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Algona Manor Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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
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. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Surprisingly, this nursing home received a category L deficiency, which was unexpected based on its inspection grade. These are the worst type of deficiencies. This category indicates inspectors discovered a widespread deficiency placing patient health or safety in imminent jeopardy. Even a single deficiency in this category is concerning. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category with a grade of B+. In our short-term care score, we try to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing grades are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is long-term care, in which this facility was awarded a C. This is this facility's least impressive category. This is still a middle of the pack score. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.2126 percent of its patients, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 12.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Algona Manor Care Center, 2.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Algona Manor Care Center, 5.65% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Algona Manor Care Center, 11.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Algona Manor Care Center, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Algona Manor Care Center, 18.1% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Algona Manor Care Center, 98.04% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Algona Manor Care Center, 14.17% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Algona Manor Care Center, 12.27% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Algona Manor Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Algona Manor Care Center, 12.27% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Algona Manor Care Center, 14.35% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Algona Manor Care Center, 97% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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