Halcyon House is a facility located in Washington, Iowa, which has a total of 9,173 people. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt an elite nursing home. You really can't do any better than this facility. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Washington, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a very strong long-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be this facility's second strongest category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.47369 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing rating consists of a handful of datapoints, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we scored, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility wrapped up a very favorable profile. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home'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, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Halcyon House, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents that have sustained a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Halcyon House, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Halcyon House, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Halcyon House, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Halcyon House, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Halcyon House, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Halcyon House, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Halcyon House, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Halcyon House, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Halcyon House, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Halcyon House, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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