Located in Pocahontas, Iowa, Pocahontas Manor is the sole option we found in this area. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the more impressive facilities we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. As you can see below, this place also performed well in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
700 Nw Seventh Street,
Pocahontas IA 50574
37.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing scores are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an incredible 4.1 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in Iowa in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these areas as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home was given an impressive long-term care grade, with a B+ in the area. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the elite volume of care provided by nurses and other staff at this facility, we also were impressed by the facility's vaccination statistics. For example, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. This combination proved to be successful as this facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.1 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we graded was short-term care. In this category, we gave this facility a strong grade of B. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. One of this nursing home's strengths is it provides more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses to each resident. This is really the gold standard in this metric, as it's roughly 1.5 times higher than a typical place's level of registered nurse staffing. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that it fared respectably with 47 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pocahontas Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pocahontas Manor, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pocahontas Manor, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pocahontas Manor, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pocahontas Manor, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pocahontas Manor, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pocahontas Manor, 4.84% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pocahontas Manor, 94.37% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pocahontas Manor, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pocahontas Manor, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Pocahontas Manor, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pocahontas Manor, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
- Pocahontas Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.05 miles away606 N W 7th Street Pocahontas Iowa 50574Government - Local(712) 335-3501