Wellington Place is a small non-profit facility in Decorah, Iowa. With an overall score of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Decorah, Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. Our nursing grade analyzes a handful of factors, however, the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident at least once a day.
In addition, this nursing home received top notch health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an impressive short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of B-. This ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. This is nevertheless not the end of the world. Long-term care grades are crucial for individuals needing personal care. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 97.60479 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wellington Place Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wellington Place, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wellington Place, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wellington Place, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wellington Place, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wellington Place, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wellington Place, 4.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wellington Place, 93.67% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wellington Place, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wellington Place, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Wellington Place, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wellington Place, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wellington Place, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wellington Place, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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