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. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Estherville. The city has just one other nursing home. The best thing we can say about this nursing home is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
While we were not complementary of this nursing home's overall grade, it actually earned an impressive nursing rating this year. We gave it a B in this area. Our nursing score includes numerous factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
We also wanted to point out this nursing home's decent health inspections in recent years. We gave it somewhat respectable grade of C in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This indicates the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility received its third most favorable category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this area, which is a respectable grade. Long-term care ratings are essential for prospective residents in need of personal care. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 85.454544 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is short-term care. We gave it a C in that category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . 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, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Estherv, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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