Elmwood Care Centre is a senior living facility located in Onawa, Iowa, which has a population of 3,712 people. This is a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. In our view, this nursing home would be a solid choice for most people. The best part of this place's profile is is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Elmwood Care Centre
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 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 Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in this area with an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
We also wanted to point out that this facility received an impressive grade of B+ in the category of nursing. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 place 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category grades was in the category of short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. This is certainly a major disappointment. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the facility is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this nursing home gave the vaccine to just 61.42857 percent of its residents, which is a bit of a concern. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elmwood Care Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elmwood Care Centre, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elmwood Care Centre, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elmwood Care Centre, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term patients that have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elmwood Care Centre, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elmwood Care Centre, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elmwood Care Centre, 4.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elmwood Care Centre, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elmwood Care Centre, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elmwood Care Centre, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Elmwood Care Centre, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elmwood Care Centre, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elmwood Care Centre, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elmwood Care Centre, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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