Belle Plaine Specialty Care is a small non-profit nursing home in Belle Plaine, Iowa. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road score. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly far worse places out there. The best part of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Belle Plaine Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a decent score in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of B-. Our short-term care grade is generally used to assess a facility's rehabilitation services To have highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was long-term care. Sadly, it received an F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. This is certainly a major concern. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 95.27027 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Belle Plaine Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who had UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 4.67% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 93.67% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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