Embassy Rehab and Care Center is a small nursing home located in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. With an overall rating of C, 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 didn't fare well in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Embassy Rehab and Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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
This nursing home received a nursing score which is stronger than its overall grade. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing rating considers a variety of factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. 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 many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second highest category ended up being its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care, which proved to be a weak link for this nursing home. We gave this facility a grade of just D in the area of long-term care. For patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 94.405594 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who experienced UTI's. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Embassy Rehab and Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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