202 North Jefferson, Clearfield IA 50840 · (641) 336-2333 Updated: Nov 1, 2019 · By Nick Lata
Clearview Home is a small nursing home in Clearfield, Iowa. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on our assessment, this place is really as good as it gets. As you can see below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 36 Beds
For profit - Partnership
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an B+. There are several datapoints included in this category. Many of the criteria reflect staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our third area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. It does not look like this facility provided vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home received a B. Although this turned out to be its worst category grade, this is still an above average score. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. It does not look like this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually 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 facility on a permanent basis.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clearview Home Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better