Located in West Branch, Iowa, Crestview Specialty Care is the lone nursing home we found in this area. Featuring an overall score of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the better nursing homes we looked at. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Crestview Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Nursing ratings are largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving patients more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, this facility received an excellent long-term care score. In fact, it received a grade of A- in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.111115 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, this nursing home received a respectable short-term care score. Even though this is not as good as several of its other scores, this is still not a major area of concern. In crafting our short-term care ratings, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Crestview Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crestview Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crestview Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crestview Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crestview Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crestview Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crestview Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crestview Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crestview Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crestview 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 Crestview Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crestview Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Crestview Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 Crestview Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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