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 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. We really can't say enough great things about this nursing home. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Ossian Senior Hospice
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a strong overall score, this facility also excelled in inspections, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A in this area. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for its short-term care score. This is a superb score. In our short-term care category, we strive to create a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our better scores in this area, with a B. Although this is not as dominant as a few of this nursing home's other grades, it is nevertheless an excellent score. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.21875 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization 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.
Ossian Senior Hospice Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that have sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 4.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 93.67% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ossian Senior Hospice, 16.9% 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, 1.48 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, 16.9 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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