Embassy Rehab and Care Center is a small nursing home located in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. With an overall rating of B-, this looks like a solid nursing home. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Embassy Rehab and Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of nursing. We gave it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. When determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the amount of time nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This facility 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 many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This nursing home's second best category is inspections. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. It actually outperformed most facilities in this category. Inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's inspections. Places that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area was short-term care. We gave it a B- in this category. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is long-term care. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a C. Our long-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's amount of nursing services. This means a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 94.202896 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Embassy Rehab and Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which had UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
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