Burlington Care Center is a small nursing home located in Burlington, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is one of the higher-graded facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes nationally. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section
Burlington Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jan 1, 2021 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for Burlington Care Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for inspections. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end scores, this facility received an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that area. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not take any chances. 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 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. The nursing grade weighs several components, however, the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home was given a very good nursing score this year, with a grade of B. While this is not nearly as strong as a few of its other grades, this is still one of the better scores in that area. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Burlington Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Burlington Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Burlington Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Burlington Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Burlington Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Burlington Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Burlington Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Burlington Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Burlington Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Burlington Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Burlington Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures 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
In Burlington Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Burlington Care Center, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Burlington Care Center, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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