Elkader Care Center is the lone nursing home we found in Elkader, Iowa. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. We could not find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are as good as they get. Finally, we wanted to point out that there was an ownership change at this facility in the last 12 months. We will need to make sure it maintains its high grades going forward.
Elkader Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Elkader Care Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall grade, we gave this place an A+ for inspections. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk 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
We also want to point out the fact that this nursing home was given a dominant score of A in our long-term care category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, 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 also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B+. This topped off a very impressive profile. Only a select few nursing homes received a B+ or better in every single category. In our short-term care score, we strive to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elkader Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elkader Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elkader Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elkader Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elkader Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elkader Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elkader Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elkader Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elkader Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elkader Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Elkader Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elkader Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elkader Care Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elkader Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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