Laporte City Specialty Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in La Porte City, Iowa. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. You simply can't do any better than this nursing home. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category scores, which are also quite good.
Laporte City Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is as good as it gets in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider 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.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A. When computing our nursing scores, we analyze both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 93.283585 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents 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 final area we rated is short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our higher scores in this category, with a grade of B. Although this wasn't as strong as a few of its other scores, it is nevertheless a fine grade. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laporte City Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 4.77% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laporte City Specialty Care, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.
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