St Anthony's Regional Hospital is in Carroll, Iowa, a city with a total of 12,373 people. We awarded this facility an overall score of A-, resulting in it being the number one rated facility in the city. In addition, this facility is also located in a hospital, which can often mean the nursing home offers more extensive medical services. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
St Anthony's Regional Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place 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 generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. Short-term care grades are generally employed to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored was long-term care. In this category, we gave this facility an impressive grade of B. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.161766 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Anthony's Regional Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 94.58% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Anthony's Regional Hospital, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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