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 25 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
Clarence Senior Living
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
402 2nd Avenue,
Clarence IA 52216
95.21% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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 99.39759 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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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our more positive grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Short-term care grades are critical for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The final category we graded is nursing, where this facility was given a B+. This topped off a very favorable report card. Not many nursing homes earned a B+ or better in every single category. In calculating our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning patients even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clarence Senior Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clarence Senior Living, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clarence Senior Living, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have suffered falls leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clarence Senior Living, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clarence Senior Living, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clarence Senior Living, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clarence Senior Living, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clarence Senior Living, 94.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clarence Senior Living, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clarence Senior Living, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Clarence Senior Living, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clarence Senior Living, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clarence Senior Living, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clarence Senior Living, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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