With an address in Chariton, Iowa, Chariton Specialty Care is the sole option we were able to find in the area. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. Based on our analysis, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also received first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better grades in this area, with an A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: DNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: CMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Another one of this facility's impressive category scores came in the area of long-term care. We awarded them one of our stronger grades in that category, with a score of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.79 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Switching gears to our next category, this nursing home was awarded a decent short-term care grade of C. Short-term care grades are often employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 39.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Chariton Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Provider
B
6.73%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall resulting in serious injury.

Provider
A-
1.63%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Provider
C
3.26%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients which were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
B+
11.31%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A-
14.11%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression. High rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.

Provider
D
7.26%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A-
11.18%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A-
21.96%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.11%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Provider
A
0.95
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
C
21.96
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.11

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
16.56
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
A+
91.33%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Lucas County Health Center 0.08 mi
1200 North 7th Street Chariton Iowa 50049
(641) 774-3000
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Wayne County Hospital 18.96 mi
417 South East Street Corydon Iowa 50060
(641) 872-2260
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Local

Nearby Dialysis

Wayne County Hospital Esrd 18.98 mi
Dialysis Stations: 5
417 S. East St. Corydon Iowa 50060
(641) 872-5325