Edgewood Convalescent Home is a small nursing home located in Edgewood, Iowa. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is a very strong rating. As far as we can see, this nursing home would be a wonderful choice for most people. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Edgewood Convalescent Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
513 Bell Street,
Edgewood IA 52042
74.82% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing score is mostly based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third category, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is frequently a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final area, we gave this facility a grade of A for its long-term care rating. This wrapped up an elite report card. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 58.139538 percent of its patients. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Edgewood Convalescent Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Edgewood Convalescent Home, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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