Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Clarion, Iowa. The city has a population of 3,583 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this facility's profile was is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's best category grade came in the category of inspections. In this area, we gave this facility a B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B- in this category. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care, turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. We gave this nursing home a D in that area. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 96.59091 percent of its residents, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 3.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who had a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 21.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 30.97% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 21.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 94.04% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 15.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 12.45% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 12.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 14.93% 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 Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, 89.74% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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