Located in Indianola, Iowa, Westview of Indianola Care Center is one of a mere three available facilities there. This proved to be an A rated facility. This facility received one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. As far as we can see, this facility should be a no brainer for most people. Keep reading to see this facility's category ratings, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Westview of Indianola Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1900 West Third Place,
Indianola IA 50125
63.37% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we gave this place a grade of A+ for inspections. Inspection grades are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a fine long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be this nursing home's second most impressive category grade. In that area, this facility received a score of A. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the impressive volume of care provided by aids and other staff at this facility, we also were pleased by the nursing home's vaccination statistics. By way of example, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.5 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. This combination proved to be successful as this nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.85 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. With 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this nursing home surpassed the overwhelming majority of facilities. Finally, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it fared as well as any nursing home the country when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these statistics as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this facility received a high-end short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a B+ in this category, rounding out one of our better profiles. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in Iowa in this area with 56.3 percent of its residents returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westview of Indianola Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 94.37% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westview of Indianola Care Center, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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