Azria Health Clarinda is a small nursing home located in Clarinda, Iowa. This is a great facility. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Azria Health Clarinda
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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. Our inspection ratings are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to this nursing home's list of achievements, it also was awarded a first-rate short-term care grade. We awarded them an elite grade of A- in this category. Short-term care grades are often used to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Our nursing grade analyzes a handful of datapoints, but the most important consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 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 facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is long-term care, which is this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this category. However, we would not judge this nursing home based only on this category, as it received a few impressive grades in other areas. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category likely don't provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 77.914116 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Azria Health Clarinda Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Azria Health Clarinda, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azria Health Clarinda, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azria Health Clarinda, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azria Health Clarinda, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azria Health Clarinda, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azria Health Clarinda, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azria Health Clarinda, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azria Health Clarinda, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azria Health Clarinda, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.
In Azria Health Clarinda, 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. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azria Health Clarinda, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Azria Health Clarinda, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Azria Health Clarinda, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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