Virginia Gay Hospital is one of only two available nursing homes located in Vinton, Iowa. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 25 best facilities in Iowa. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which is a positive for prospective residents with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. Headlining this facility's stellar profile is its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Virginia Gay Hospital
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
502 North Ninth Avenue,
Vinton IA 52349
78.25% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another reason we assessed this nursing home so favorably is that it was given an A+ long-term care grade. This is flat out as elite as it gets in this category. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered after this nursing home's above average nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly. This combination proved to be successful as this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.38 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This place provides an incredible 5.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls leading to serious injury, this facility performed as well as any facility the country. Avoiding major falls is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are employed.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we looked at, this facility was given a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home wrapped up a straight A report card. Our short-term care grade is often used to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. When we assessed this nursing home's nursing hours, we found it offered significantly more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Virginia Gay Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 94.37% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Virginia Gay Hospital, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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