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Colonial Manor of Elma

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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407 9th Street,
Elma IA 50628

(641) 393-2134

50.87% estimated occupancy 1

Colonial Manor of Elma is the sole facility we identified in Elma, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is among the best nursing homes we found. This facility was given one of the most impressive grades that we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. If you look below, you can see this facility's category scores, which are also strong.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Building on its high-end resume, this nursing home also was given a superb short-term care grade, with a score of A-. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility 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. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately 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 nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we graded is long-term care. This facility was given a better than average nursing grade in our assessment, with a B. Although this is not quite as impressive as many of its other category grades, this remains one of the better scores for that area. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 98.51852 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Colonial Manor of Elma Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 4.48% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 94.58% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Manor of Elma, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Medical Center-New HamptonCritical Access Hospitals 13.96 miles away308 North Maple Avenue New Hampton Iowa 50659Voluntary non-profit - Church(641) 394-4121
  • Floyd County Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.73 miles away800 11th St Charles City Iowa 50616Voluntary non-profit - Other(641) 228-6830
  • Mitchell County Regional HealthCritical Access Hospitals 18.53 miles away616 North Eighth Street Osage Iowa 50461Voluntary non-profit - Other(641) 732-6000
  • Regional Health Services of Howard CountyCritical Access Hospitals 19.13 miles away235 8th Avenue West Cresco Iowa 52136Government - Local(563) 547-2101

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Charles City17.06 miles away707 Gilbert St Charles City Iowa 50616Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 228-3467