Vista Woods Care Center is a small nursing home in Ottumwa, Iowa. This turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the best scores we offer. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong here. This facility was also given phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Vista Woods Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Very few places fared as well in this category. Inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite grades, this nursing home was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A in this category. With our short-term care rating, we try to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade includes a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for its long-term care rating. This finished off a very strong profile. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Vista Woods Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Vista Woods Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Vista Woods Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Vista Woods Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Vista Woods Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Vista Woods Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Vista Woods Care Center, 4.77% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Vista Woods Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Vista Woods Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Vista Woods Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Vista Woods Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Vista Woods Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Vista Woods Care Center, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Vista Woods Care Center, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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