Corning Specialty Care is located in Corning, Iowa, a city with a total of 2,824 people. It looks like this is a very good facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. Based on our assessment, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Corning Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
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
- Non 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with a grade of A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 facility 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 typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care grades this year. Indeed, we awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a score of B. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, 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 patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at turned out to be this nursing home's poorest area. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it a respectable grade of C for long-term care. Our long-term care grade is commonly used to measure a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 98.93617 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Corning Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Corning Specialty Care, 1.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Corning Specialty Care, 4.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Corning Specialty Care, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Corning Specialty Care, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Corning Specialty Care, 15.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Corning Specialty Care, 0% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Corning Specialty Care, 99.47% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Corning Specialty Care, 11.11% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Corning Specialty Care, 17.72% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Corning Specialty Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Corning Specialty Care, 17.72% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
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