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Crystal Heights Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Crystal Heights Care Center's website

1514 High Avenue West,
Oskaloosa IA 52577

(641) 673-7032

55% estimated occupancy 1

Crystal Heights Care Center is one of a mere three available nursing homes in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This facility received an overall grade of C, which is a good score. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home received its second most favorable category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. Nursing scores are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next category we graded is long-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. We gave this facility a grade of D in that area. For patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 98.99497 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Crystal Heights Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 4.77% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 16.85% 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

Grade: D

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 20.59% 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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Crystal Heights Care Center, 20.59 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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mahaska Health PartnershipCritical Access Hospitals 1.69 miles away1229 C Avenue East Oskaloosa Iowa 52577Government - Local(641) 672-3100
  • Pella Regional Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.23 miles away404 Jefferson Street Pella Iowa 50219Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 628-3150
  • Monroe County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.68 miles away6580 165th Street Albia Iowa 52531Voluntary non-profit - Other(641) 932-2134

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Pella Dialysis15.12 miles away1117 Hazel Street Pella Iowa 50219Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 628-8826