Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a facility located in Cherokee, Iowa, a city with a population of 6,642 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a good rating. Based on our assessment, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its strong inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- 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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's best category grade came in the area of inspections. In this area, we gave this nursing home a B+. It actually outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care rating turns out to be one of its better features. The facility was awarded a B- in this category. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 82.03125 percent of its residents. This is several points less than what we were hoping for. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest area is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a C. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is generally a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Turning to the last area, this nursing home was awarded a decent nursing grade of C. Our nursing score includes numerous factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 8.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 7.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who had falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which have sustained a UTI. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 82.19% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.31% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.05% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.05% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 28.97% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 97.34% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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