Exira Care Center is a small non-profit facility in Exira, Iowa. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road score. Based on our assessment, this place has some redeeming qualities. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Exira Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility a B+ in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable scores. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is frequently a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. 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. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, we awarded this facility a D for long-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category score. Unfortunately, this category pulled down the facility's overall profile to a certain degree. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.36709 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Exira Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Exira Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Exira Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Exira Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Exira Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Exira Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Exira Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Exira Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Exira Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Exira Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' well-being.
In Exira Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Exira Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Exira Care Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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