Lantern Park Specialty Care is an average-sized non-profit facility in Coralville, Iowa. Sporting an overall score of B, this nursing home is a very good option. In our view, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Lantern Park Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2200 Oakdale Road,
Coralville IA 52241
89.66% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing category weighs many factors, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. In the category of long-term care, we assess the quantity of services offered by a nursing home, as opposed to more sophisticated services. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 94.166664 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we scored was short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is often a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lantern Park Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lantern Park Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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