Childserve Habilitation Center is one of only two available facilities located in Johnston, Iowa. Sporting an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is among the most impressive facilities we looked at. In fact, we ranked this facility number 310 in the nation. This puts it in the top two percentile of all facilities. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Childserve Habilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
5900 Pioneer Parkway,
Johnston IA 50131
92.34% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Very few places fared as well in this area. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home received elite marks in the category of long-term care. As a result, it was given one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of A+. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of offering very favorable levels of nursing care, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 99.54751 percent of its patients. This figure is also far better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses were with residents, in calculating our rating in this area. This particular nursing home provided 6.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the better totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to offering impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in the country in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care grade. This completed a very impressive report card. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is generally a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Childserve Habilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 4.84% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 94.37% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Childserve Habilitation Center, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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