Kingsley Specialty Care is a small nursing home located in Kingsley, Iowa. It looks like this facility is a well below average facility. A score in this range suggests we found some red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Kingsley. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection grade. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Kingsley Specialty Care
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
305 West Third Box 10,
Kingsley IA 51028
79.76% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not complementary of this place's overall performance, it actually received an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B+. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility received its next best category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 76.99115 percent of its residents. This is pretty significantly below what we were hoping for. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 1.79 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having more complicated patients.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. The nursing grade includes a handful of datapoints, many of which are based on nursing hours. This facility provides only 3.1 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this statistic. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a C. In determining these short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. This proved to be a stronger area than its staffing metrics. It performed well in this area with 56.3 percent of its patients returning home. This was a big boost to its score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kingsley Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 4.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 94.37% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kingsley Specialty Care, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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