Halcyon House is a facility located in Washington, Iowa, which has a total of 9,173 people. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is undoubtedly a top-shelf facility. You simply can not do much better than this place. Headlining this nursing home's stellar report card is its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Washington, Iowa Awards 2021
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In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A+. Nursing grades are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also was awarded an excellent long-term care grade, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this nursing home was awarded an excellent short-term care score. We awarded it a B+ in that area, completing one of our more favorable report cards. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Halcyon House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Halcyon House, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Halcyon House, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents that had falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Halcyon House, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Halcyon House, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Halcyon House, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Halcyon House, 4.67% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Halcyon House, 93.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Halcyon House, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Halcyon House, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Halcyon House, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Halcyon House, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Halcyon House, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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