Parkridge Specialty Care is the sole option located in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse places out there. This facility didn't fare well in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Parkridge Specialty Care
- 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
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a short-term care grade which is better than its overall grade. We gave this nursing home a B+ in this area. This helped its overall profile quite a bit. Our short-term care scores are presumably most critical for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
It should also be noted that this facility's inspection grade was strong as well. We gave it a grade of B for inspections, which is one of our better grades. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for the area of long-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category score. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home provided the vaccine to only 86.05578 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Parkridge Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Parkridge Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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