Countryside Health Care Center is in Sioux City, Iowa. The city has a population of 85,884 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. In our view, this facility would be a solid choice for most people. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its strong short-term care score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Countryside Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility really excelled in our short-term care category. We awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our best grades. This salvaged its profile. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is generally a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing care, with an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only received a D for its long-term care grade, which is not a score to write home about. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 96.850395 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
The final category we assessed was inspections. This nursing home did not receive favorable inspections in recent years. We gave it an F in this category. This dragged down this nursing home's overall grade significantly. For facilities with bad inspection grades, you should scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular facility was hit with 2 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, we need to point out that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines in recent years exceeding $50,000. This generally signifies that inspectors grew tired after several years of bad inspections.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Countryside Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Countryside Health Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Countryside Health Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Countryside Health Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who have sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Countryside Health Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Countryside Health Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Countryside Health Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Countryside Health Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Countryside Health Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Countryside Health Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Countryside Health Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Countryside Health Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Countryside Health Care Center, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Countryside Health Care Center, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Sioux City, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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