Located in Armstrong, Iowa, Valley Vue Care Center is the lone nursing home we found in this city. This nursing home is an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive ratings we offer. We flat out can't say enough great things about this nursing home. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Valley Vue Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
108 Second Ave Box 200,
Armstrong IA 50514
63.6% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, it also earned A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its first-rate assessment, this nursing home also was given a dominant long-term care score, with a score of A. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.46 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our more favorable scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is frequently a reliable assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. It fared better than most nursing homes in this area with 55.4 percent of its patients returning home. For most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents ever return home.
Moving on to the fourth category, this facility also excelled in the nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for this category. This finalized a very strong profile. There are many subcategories included in this grade. Most of the criteria reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. With 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the national average. Lastly, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley Vue Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley Vue Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley Vue Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley Vue Care Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley Vue Care Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley Vue Care Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley Vue Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley Vue Care Center, 94.37% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley Vue Care Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley Vue Care Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Valley Vue Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley Vue Care Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley Vue Care Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley Vue Care Center, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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