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About Avoca Specialty Care

General Information

Legal Business NameCare Initiatives
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareAugust 1, 1996 (21 years)
Capacity46
Residents40
Percent Occupied87%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Avoca Specialty Care

Avoca Specialty Care
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
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Overall Ratings of Iowa Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

November 14, 2016 - 7 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
LManyImmediate JeopardyComplaint1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
GFewActual HarmComplaintProtect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.

September 28, 2016 - 9 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

February 18, 2016 - 16 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

August 6, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

February 26, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionHave enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.

January 8, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.

October 31, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintHave enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Avoca Specialty Care require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

1hr 45min
2hr 25min
ReportedExpected
CNA
40min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
35min
55min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr
3hr 55min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 10min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

97.4%
97.6%
97.6%
97.6%
97.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
95.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
36.4%
45.5%
54.5%
52.2%
40.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
12.1%
18.2%
12.5%
11.1%
21.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
11.8%
2.8%
30.7%
17.8%
18.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
22.2%
18.9%
18.4%
20.9%
15.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
9.1%
21.2%
9.4%
19.4%
16.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
36.4%
21.2%
30.0%
16.2%
7.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
10.8%
8.1%
5.1%
4.9%
6.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
4.3%
17.4%
14.8%
3.8%
4.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
5.6%
2.6%
5.3%
2.4%
5.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
5.4%
2.7%
0.0%
2.4%
5.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
2.7%
2.6%
0.0%
0.0%
3.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
0.0%
2.8%
2.2%
4.9%
3.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

89.7%
90.0%
100.0%
91.3%
85.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
76.9%
95.0%
95.0%
95.0%
80.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
-
-
-
-
75.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
25.0%
-
19.2%
36.4%
17.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
-
-
-
-
1.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened