Corning Specialty Care is located in Corning, Iowa, a city with a total of 2,824 people. It looks like this is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable score. Based on our assessment, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Corning Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1614 Northgate Drive,
Corning IA 50841
57% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home fared even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the facility's recent government inspection reports. We gave it a grade of A for this category, which is one of our best grades. Inspection grades are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Building on its impressive profile, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing. We awarded it an B+ for that category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B in this category. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, we gave this nursing home a D in long-term care. This is the nursing home's weakest category rating. Unfortunately, this score hurt the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinates 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Corning Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Corning Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Corning Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who had falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Corning Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Corning Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Corning Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Corning Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Corning Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Corning Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Corning Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Corning Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Corning Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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