Crystal Heights Care Center is the sole option located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a well below average rating. Based on our ratings, this nursing home may not be the best fit for most people. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection rating. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores
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Crystal Heights Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Inspection grades 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 places with a bunch of deficiencies flagged. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home just a D for our short-term care rating. This is not a score to write home about. Short-term care ratings are vital for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a grade in this range in this area, we weren't shocked to discover this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing metrics we assess. The nursing home supplied significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that returned home from this nursing home. This facility 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
The last category we scored is long-term care, was this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that category. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 93.84615 percent of its residents. This is a few points less than we anticipated but still a respectable figure. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, 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.
Crystal Heights Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who sustained falls resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Crystal Heights Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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