Southfield Wellness Community is an average-sized nursing home located in Webster City, Iowa. It looks like this is a great nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. As far as we can see, this facility is a good fit for most people. We also gave this facility phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Southfield Wellness Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Webster City, Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Webster City, Iowa Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are largely associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a patient even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of B. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place 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
The last area we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home was given a favorable short-term care rating this year, with a B. This nursing home really did not have any weak links. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Southfield Wellness Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Southfield Wellness Community, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Southfield Wellness Community, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Southfield Wellness Community, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Southfield Wellness Community, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Southfield Wellness Community, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Southfield Wellness Community, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Southfield Wellness Community, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Southfield Wellness Community, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Southfield Wellness Community, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Southfield Wellness Community, 1.24 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. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Southfield Wellness Community, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Southfield Wellness Community, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Southfield Wellness Community, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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