Pleasantview Home is in Kalona, Iowa. This city has a total of 5,645 people. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is among the more impressive facilities we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This place also received very consistent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility received an excellent inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite scores, this nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this category. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is more often than not a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third category, this nursing home received a top-shelf long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in this area. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 91.89189 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home received a highly favorable nursing rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this category, topping off one of our better profiles. The nursing score includes a handful of factors, but the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pleasantview Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pleasantview Home, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which suffer from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pleasantview Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pleasantview Home, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pleasantview Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pleasantview Home, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pleasantview Home, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pleasantview Home, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pleasantview Home, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pleasantview Home, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' well-being.
In Pleasantview Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pleasantview Home, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pleasantview Home, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pleasantview Home, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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