Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O is an average-sized nursing home located in Washington, Iowa. This nursing home received an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Washington. The city has just two other nursing homes. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Surprisingly, we gave this facility a grade of C for our short-term care grade, which isn't too bad of a score. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. Finally, 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. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses spend with patients and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these datapoints to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is often a bad sign for resident care and it may indicate that the facility is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 85.36585 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points below what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients which have had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pearl Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center O, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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