Emmetsburg Care Center is a small nursing home located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top grades we offer. Impressively, this was in line with the other nursing homes in Emmetsburg, which offers some of the highest graded nursing homes in Iowa. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category scores, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Emmetsburg Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also received A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually perfect. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be its third best category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A-. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 84.9315 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we scored, this nursing home received a very favorable grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a very favorable report card. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emmetsburg Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
- Palo Alto County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.33 miles away3201 1st Street Emmetsburg Iowa 50536Government - Local(712) 852-5500