Located in Cresco, Iowa, Evans Memorial Home is one of a mere three facilities in this area. This nursing home is a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Evans Memorial Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Cresco, Iowa Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received top notch government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with an A+. Inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded an impressive long-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area with a score of B+. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to grade a facility's rehabilitation services In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The next category we scored is nursing. This nursing home received a grade of C for this area. Our nursing score analyzes many factors, but the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Evans Memorial Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Evans Memorial Home, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Evans Memorial Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Evans Memorial Home, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Evans Memorial Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Evans Memorial Home, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Evans Memorial Home, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Evans Memorial Home, 94.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Evans Memorial Home, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Evans Memorial Home, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Evans Memorial Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Evans Memorial Home, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Evans Memorial Home, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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