Sunny View Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Ankeny, Iowa. Sporting an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most people. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Sunny View Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A. There are quite a few criteria included in this area. Most of the factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This facility 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 nursing home Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor dings are not the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Short-term care grades are often employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable long-term care score. Although this is not as impressive as a few of its other grades, this is really not a terrible score. In the area of long-term care, we weigh the amount of services offered by a nursing home, rather than more medically-intensive services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.96194 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sunny View Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sunny View Care Center, 4.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sunny View Care Center, 1.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sunny View Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sunny View Care Center, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sunny View Care Center, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sunny View Care Center, 5.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sunny View Care Center, 99.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sunny View Care Center, 16.51% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sunny View Care Center, 13.01% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Sunny View Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sunny View Care Center, 13.01% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sunny View Care Center, 13.45% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sunny View Care Center, 91.4% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Ankeny, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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