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Chariton Specialty Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Chariton Specialty Care's website

1214 North Seventh Street,
Chariton IA 50049

(641) 774-5921

65.16% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Chariton, Iowa, Chariton Specialty Care is the sole facility located in the city. This is a relatively poor facility, with an overall grade of D. This place has very little working in its favor. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection reports. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Although we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid inspections in recent years. We gave it a B+ in this area, which is much better than its overall score. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with too many severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next most favorable category was short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this category. Our short-term care ratings are vital for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in that area. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.23664 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Chariton Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Chariton Specialty Care, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Chariton Specialty Care, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Chariton Specialty Care, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Chariton Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Chariton Specialty Care, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Chariton Specialty Care, 4.77% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Chariton Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Chariton Specialty Care, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Chariton Specialty Care, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Chariton Specialty Care, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Chariton Specialty Care, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Chariton Specialty Care, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Chariton Specialty Care, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lucas County Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.08 miles away1200 North 7th Street Chariton Iowa 50049Voluntary non-profit - Other(641) 774-3000
  • Wayne County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.96 miles away417 South East Street Corydon Iowa 50060Government - Local(641) 872-2260

Nearby Dialysis

  • Wayne County Hospital Esrd18.98 miles away417 S. East St. Corydon Iowa 50060Dialysis Stations: 5 (641) 872-5325