Nelson Manor is in Newton, Iowa. This city has a total of 20,417 people. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. You can definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this place's profile was its remarkable nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1500 First Avenue East,
Newton IA 50208
42.77% estimated occupancy 1
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing rating assesses a handful of datapoints, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we awarded this facility a B+ in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our better scores. Short-term care grades are often used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest area came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. With our long-term care score, we assess the amount of care provided by a facility, along with a handful of qualitative metrics. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated only 82.8125 percent of its residents for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning our last category of inspections, this nursing home received an F here. This grade was detrimental to this facility's overall score. For facilities with bad inspection ratings, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This particular facility had 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was assessed large government fines totaling over $100,000. This often signifies that a poor performance has been an issue for multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Nelson Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Nelson Manor, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nelson Manor, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nelson Manor, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nelson Manor, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Nelson Manor, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nelson Manor, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nelson Manor, 93.67% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Nelson Manor, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Nelson Manor, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Nelson Manor, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Nelson Manor, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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