Crystal Heights Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some solid marks. You can certainly do worse than this place. This nursing home didn't fare well in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
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Historical

In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
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Historical

We also awarded this facility a solid grade in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 92.95775 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.27 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

C
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Historical

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Our nursing score analyzes a handful of components, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provided just 2.7 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a relatively low total compared with most facilities. Lastly, our nursing ratings also consider some quality-focused metrics. We especially like to look at the percent of patients who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. Sometimes these datapoints are decent indicators of the quality of nursing care, since superior care tends to reduce these issues.

Short-term Care Quality

D
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Historical

The final category we scored was short-term care, which was a weak spot for this facility. We gave this nursing home a grade of just D in the area of short-term care. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. With its score in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this place is well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the figures we assessed. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 48.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Crystal Heights Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A
3.01%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
B-
4.23%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
D
5.65%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B-
15.94%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
B
18.79%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
B
1.85%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B-
96.48%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.

Provider
A-
10.65%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
B-
13.93%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
B
1.75
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B+
13.93
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
D
15.04
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
B-
67.63%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mahaska Health Partnership 1.69 mi
1229 C Avenue East Oskaloosa Iowa 52577
(641) 672-3100
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Local
Pella Regional Health Center 15.23 mi
404 Jefferson Street Pella Iowa 50219
(641) 628-3150
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Monroe County Hospital 18.68 mi
6580 165th Street Albia Iowa 52531
(641) 932-2134
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other

Nearby Dialysis

Davita Pella Dialysis 15.12 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
1117 Hazel Street Pella Iowa 50219
(641) 628-8826