Park Centre is a senior living facility in Newton, Iowa. This city has 20,417 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires top-notch marks across the board. Indeed, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it ahead of most of the facilities in Newton, which boasts a good selection of facilities. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this facility earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not deem 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
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility was given a strong score of A- in our short-term care area. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they 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
This nursing home is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.53488 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to the final area, this facility received an acceptable nursing score. Although this was not as strong as some of its other scores, this is truly not a major area of concern. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Park Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Park Centre, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Park Centre, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Park Centre, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Park Centre, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Park Centre, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Park Centre, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Park Centre, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Park Centre, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Park Centre, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Park Centre, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Park Centre, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Park Centre, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Park Centre, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Newton, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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