Clearview Home is an average-sized nursing home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. This proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
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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 - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving an elite overall score, this facility received an A+ inspection grade. This score is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its first-rate long-term care score. We awarded them one of our most favorable scores in that category, with a score of A-. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.14163 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also received favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our better grades in that area, with a score of B. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The last category we assessed is nursing, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B-. Even though this is its lowest category grade, this is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clearview Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clearview Home, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clearview Home, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clearview Home, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clearview Home, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clearview Home, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clearview Home, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clearview Home, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clearview Home, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clearview Home, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Clearview Home, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clearview Home, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clearview Home, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clearview Home, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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