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.
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Colonial Manor of Elma
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
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.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing 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 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our higher grades in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 93.26923 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care, where this facility was awarded a B+. This completed a very strong profile. Few facilities received a B+ or higher in all four categories. Short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Manor of Elma Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 1.92% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 3.96% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 26.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 31.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 7.22% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 89.13% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 6.52% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 17.11% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 17.11% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colonial Manor of Elma, 88.09% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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