Corydon Specialty Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in Corydon, Iowa. Sporting an overall rating of D, this is a well below average facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Corydon. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Corydon Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this place's overall performance, it actually received an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B+. Inspection scores are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this facility an C. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a low total compared with most other facilities. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this subcategory. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable area ended up being its short-term care score, where it was given a C. In computing our short-term care scores, we look at a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is typically a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category was long-term care, which is the final category we assessed. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a D. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 93.832596 percent of its patients, which is a few points less than we anticipated. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Corydon Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Corydon Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Corydon Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Corydon Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Corydon Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Corydon Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Corydon Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Corydon Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Corydon Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Corydon Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Corydon Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Corydon Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Corydon Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Corydon Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
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