Newton Village Health Care Center is a facility located in Newton, Iowa, which has 20,417 people. With an overall score of A+, this facility is among the most elite nursing homes we looked at. This is quite a bit better than most of the facilities in the city. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You just can't do much better than a straight A profile.
Newton Village Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Newton, Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Newton, Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Newton, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to receive more than one A+ category scores. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. The nursing rating is based on several subcategories. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last category, this nursing home was awarded another A+ for its long-term care grade, topping off a truly spectacular profile of straight A+'s in all of our categories. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Newton Village Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients that are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Newton Village Health Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Newton, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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