United Presbyterian Home is a small non-profit nursing home located in Washington, Iowa. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a solid score. Based on our ratings, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
United Presbyterian Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Building on this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing score. We awarded them an impressive grade of B- in this category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is a very low figure. Lastly, nursing ratings also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third best area we gave this facility in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. In crafting our long-term care grades, we quantify the facility's personal care services. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 97.409325 percent of its patients. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D for our short-term care category. This is the facility's weakest category score. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. With a score this poor in this area, we were not stunned to discover this place was well below average in the two key staffing figures we focus on. It provided far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics doomed this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
United Presbyterian Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In United Presbyterian Home, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In United Presbyterian Home, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In United Presbyterian Home, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In United Presbyterian Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In United Presbyterian Home, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In United Presbyterian Home, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In United Presbyterian Home, 94.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In United Presbyterian Home, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In United Presbyterian Home, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In United Presbyterian Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In United Presbyterian Home, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In United Presbyterian Home, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In United Presbyterian Home, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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