Crystal Heights Care Center is one of a mere three available nursing homes in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This is not a very good nursing home with a D overall grade. Sadly, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Oskaloosa. Based on our ratings, this place may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Crystal Heights Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1514 High Avenue West,
Oskaloosa IA 52577
57.93% 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with too many severe deficiencies flagged. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. Nursing scores are largely tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for our short-term care rating. This is not an impressive grade. In our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this place provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this facility did not perform very well here either. With a very poor grade of F in long-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 98.47716 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, 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.
Crystal Heights Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 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 usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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