Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv is a small facility located in Estherville, Iowa. This facility was given an overall grade of D, which is a well below average score. Based on our ratings, this place may not be a great fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
2001 First Avenue North,
Estherville IA 51334
47.5% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were down on this nursing home overall, we gave it a grade of B+ in nursing. This grade is more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in determining our score in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving residents more often.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this nursing home a grade of B in our short-term care category. This is one of our better scores. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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This place received an F for its inspection rating. For facilities with poor inspection scores, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, we need to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines amounting to over $100,000. This typically means that a nursing home's bad track record spanned several years.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this category. Nursing homes that do not score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 84.684685 percent of its residents, which is somewhat alarming. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 4.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 93.67% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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