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 third of all facilities nationally. This place also received consistently good ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Happy Siesta Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
PO Box 80,
Remsen IA 51050
84.67% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this critical area. Inspection scores are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade is primarily based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding 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
Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care scores this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B+. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 91.47727 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was short-term care. This facility was given a favorable nursing rating this year, with a B. While this wasn't quite as elite as many of its other scores, this remains one of our stronger scores in this area. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return 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, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients which suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Happy Siesta Nursing Home, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.