Happy Siesta Nursing Home is the only option located in Remsen, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is among the higher-rated facilities we assessed. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities nationally. This place also received consistently good scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Happy Siesta Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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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 Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.46938 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Turning to inspections, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's government inspections. We awarded it an A for that category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem 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.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. We assessed the levels of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care. This facility was awarded an impressive nursing rating in our assessment, with a B. Although this is not quite as impressive as many of its other category grades, this remains one of our better scores for this area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Happy Siesta Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 3.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 6.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 7.98% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 33.15% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 3.8% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 99.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 22.78% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 23.39% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 23.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 4.24% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 72.05% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.