With an address in Clear Lake, Iowa, Oakwood Care Center is the lone nursing home we were able to find in the city. With an B+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. You can certainly do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Oakwood Care Center
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this nursing home has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place 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 means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other accomplishments is its elite long-term care grade. We awarded them one of our more impressive scores in that category, with a grade of A-. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. When calculating our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility was awarded an acceptable short-term care grade. Even though this isn't as elite as many of its other scores, this is still not the end of the world. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Oakwood Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Oakwood Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Oakwood Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Oakwood Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Oakwood Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Oakwood Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Oakwood Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Oakwood Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Oakwood Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Oakwood Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Oakwood Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Oakwood Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Oakwood Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Oakwood Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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