Sibley Specialty Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in Sibley, Iowa. This facility is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. We really can not say enough great things about this place. Keep reading to see this place's category grades, which also impressed us. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
Sibley Specialty Care
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
700 Ninth Avenue North,
Sibley IA 51249
73.13% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing score is primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a impressive long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being its third strongest category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we scored, this facility was awarded a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. Our short-term care ratings are crucial for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in the nation with 57.1 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sibley Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sibley Specialty Care, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sibley Specialty Care, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sibley Specialty Care, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sibley Specialty Care, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sibley Specialty Care, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sibley Specialty Care, 4.84% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sibley Specialty Care, 94.37% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sibley Specialty Care, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sibley Specialty Care, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Sibley Specialty Care, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sibley Specialty Care, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sibley Specialty Care, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sibley Specialty Care, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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