Emmetsburg Care Center is a small nursing home located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. This nursing home proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the highest grade we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top five percent of all facilities in the country. 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.
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Emmetsburg Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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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.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was superb in our long-term care rating. We gave them an impressive score of A+ in this area. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 83.193275 percent of its patients, which is a few points less than we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. There are a variety of criteria included in this grade. Many of these subcategories reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its short-term care rating. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return 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, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emmetsburg Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
- Palo Alto County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.33 miles away3201 1st Street Emmetsburg Iowa 50536Government - Local(712) 852-5500