With an address in Amana, Iowa, Colonial Manor of Amana is the sole nursing home we were able to find there. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
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Colonial Manor of Amana
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually flawless. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other strengths is its high-end short-term care score. It received one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a score of A-. Our short-term care ratings are likely most meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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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+. The nursing grade includes several factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, this facility was given a respectable long-term care score. Even though this wasn't nearly as elite as many of its other scores, this is still a middle of the pack score. Our long-term care grades are more important for individuals needing more conventional assistance related to activities of daily living. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Manor of Amana Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term care residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 4.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Many believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 93.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Manor of Amana, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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