With an address in Eldora, Iowa, Eldora Specialty Care is the only facility we identified there. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires very strong marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
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Eldora Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a impressive long-term care score. In fact, this is its second strongest category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 96.52778 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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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. There are a host of subcategories within this area. Many of the subcategories are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is short-term care, in which this nursing home received a B. Believe it or not, this was this nursing home's weakest category. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when their worst grade still is better than most other facilities. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eldora Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eldora Specialty Care, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eldora Specialty Care, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which have suffered falls which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eldora Specialty Care, 0.7% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eldora Specialty Care, 26.72% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eldora Specialty Care, 11.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eldora Specialty Care, 9.56% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eldora Specialty Care, 98.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eldora Specialty Care, 20.18% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eldora Specialty Care, 22.49% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.
In Eldora Specialty Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eldora Specialty Care, 22.49% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eldora Specialty Care, 12.9% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eldora Specialty Care, 80.42% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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