Ossian Senior Hospice is a nursing home in Ossian, Iowa, which has 1,505 people. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. We flat out can not say enough great things about this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which we will address in the next section.
Ossian Senior Hospice
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. In determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses are with patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Turning to inspections, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a dominant short-term care score. Indeed, this is its third best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic 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 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home received a very good long-term care rating this year, with a C. Although this is not quite as good as many of its other category grades, this is nevertheless an acceptable grade in that category. Our long-term care grade is used to grade a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ossian Senior Hospice Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents who had a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 4.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
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