Elm Crest Retirement Community is the only facility we identified in Harlan, Iowa. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive ratings we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. As you can see below, this place also performed well in our category ratings. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Elm Crest Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2104 12th Street,
Harlan IA 51537
59.01% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a top notch nursing home overall, it also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection scores are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a resident at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, this facility received an excellent short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this area. In our short-term care score, we strive to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care score. This wrapped up an elite report card. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
Elm Crest Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 4.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elm Crest Retirement Community, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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