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 C. In our view, this nursing home would be a solid choice for most people. The best part of this place's profile is its exemplary inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Elmwood Care Centre
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A. This is a much better score than the place's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that 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. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a relatively low total compared with most facilities. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of C. In crafting our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is a very poor grade. This is clearly a significant disappointment. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 63.478264 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was 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, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents 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 . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elmwood Care Centre, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elmwood Care Centre, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elmwood Care Centre, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elmwood Care Centre, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elmwood Care Centre, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elmwood Care Centre, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elmwood Care Centre, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elmwood Care Centre, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Elmwood Care Centre, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elmwood Care Centre, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elmwood Care Centre, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elmwood Care Centre, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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