Ridgewood Specialty Care is a small non-profit facility in Ottumwa, Iowa. This turns out to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. You can certainly do worse than this place. The best part of this place's profile is is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Ridgewood Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B. There are a host of subcategories within this grade. Many of the datapoints reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable category is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this area. Short-term care grades are important for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is a very poor grade. This is clearly a major concern. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. After considering the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated only 80.27211 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ridgewood Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ridgewood Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.