Park Centre is a senior living facility in Newton, Iowa. This city has 20,417 people. This turns out to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. Headlining this place's exemplary profile is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
500 First Street North,
Newton IA 50208
89.54% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades 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. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its dominant profile, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that category. Our short-term care grade is often employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next area, this facility was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A- in this area. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.528305 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to the final category, this nursing home was awarded a very strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that area, completing one of our better profiles. Our nursing grade is based on numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Park Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Park Centre, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Park Centre, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Park Centre, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Park Centre, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Park Centre, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Park Centre, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Park Centre, 93.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Park Centre, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Park Centre, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Park Centre, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Park Centre, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Park Centre, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Park Centre, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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