Clarence Senior Living is the only facility we identified in Clarence, Iowa. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the highest scores we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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Clarence Senior Living
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A+ in this area. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its superb profile, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care area. In fact, it received a score of A- in the category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this place 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 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our grade in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this nursing home also excelled in the short-term care category. We gave it a grade of B+ in that area. This wrapped up a very strong profile. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is considered to be a solid assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clarence Senior Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clarence Senior Living, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clarence Senior Living, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clarence Senior Living, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which had UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clarence Senior Living, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clarence Senior Living, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clarence Senior Living, 4.67% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clarence Senior Living, 93.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clarence Senior Living, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clarence Senior Living, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Clarence Senior Living, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clarence Senior Living, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clarence Senior Living, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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