English Valley Nursing Care Center is a small nursing home located in North English, Iowa. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. We simply can not say enough great things about this facility. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
English Valley Nursing Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our best grades in that area with an A+. Inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was elite in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing grades are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B-. This proved to be this nursing home's worst area. This is nevertheless not a terrible score. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
English Valley Nursing Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents that are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. High rates of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In English Valley Nursing Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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