Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center is a small nursing home in Anita, Iowa. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Anita. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this place a good overall score, we did give it a relatively strong grade in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing score is largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its next highest category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most important for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.4375 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable figure. Surprisingly, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 4.77% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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