With an address in New London, Iowa, New London Specialty Care is the only facility we found in the area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some decent marks. This nursing home has a few things going for it. The best part of this facility's profile was is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
New London Specialty Care
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
100 Care Center Circle Street,
New London IA 52645
77.17% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category is short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This facility performed better in this statistic. We found that it fared better than most facilities in this metric with 53 percent of its residents returning home.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. In determining our nursing scores, we weigh both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This facility averages just 3.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is a very low figure. Lastly, our nursing ratings also factor in some quality-focused statistics. We especially look at the percentage of patients who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. These statistics are decent measures of the quality of nursing care, since superior care tends to reduce these issues.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area is long-term care, which is the final area we assessed. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of just D. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 95.14563 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.52 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
New London Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In New London Specialty Care, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In New London Specialty Care, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In New London Specialty Care, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In New London Specialty Care, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In New London Specialty Care, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In New London Specialty Care, 4.84% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In New London Specialty Care, 94.37% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In New London Specialty Care, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In New London Specialty Care, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In New London 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 New London Specialty Care, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In New London Specialty Care, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In New London Specialty Care, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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