14th
431
5.18%
3.39stars
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Iowa Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

A-
5.18%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents that suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

B
3.66%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

B
3.25%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

B
14.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

B+
18.32%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.

B
4.28%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

B
95.15%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

B
15.8%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.

B+
18.8%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

B+
1.53

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

B-
18.8

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

B
11.2

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.

A-
77.54%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Iowa's
Nursing Home Quality
B+
B+
Long-Term Care
A
Inspection Reports
B+
Nurse Quality
B
Short-Term Care
More information about Iowa
Number of Hospitals: 118
Number of Dialysis facilities: 69
Number of Medicaid beds: 29,737

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Scottish Rite Park
  2. Childserve Habilitation Center
  3. Spurgeon Manor
  4. Calvin Community
  5. Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center
Iowa is ranked as the 9th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
  2. Mercy Medical Center
  3. Mercy Health Services- Iowa Corp
  4. Iowa Lutheran Hospital
  5. Hirest Country Estates-Cottages
Iowa is ranked as the 30th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Heartland Care Center
  2. Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
  3. Jp Senior Healthcare
  4. Pleasant View Care Center
  5. Southfield Wellness Community
Iowa is ranked as the 17th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. On With Life
  2. Oakview Nursing & Rehablitation - Marion
  3. Colonial Manor of Elma
  4. Accura Healthcare of Stanton
  5. Mercy Health Services- Iowa Corp
Iowa is ranked as the 9th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Iowa cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Albia2 0 1
C
Algona2 1 1
A
Altoona2 5 4
B
Ames3 1 2
A
Ankeny4 6 4
A
Atlantic2 1 1
A-
Bettendorf2 8 4
B-
Bloomfield2 0 1
A
Boone2 0 1
B
Burlington2 1 1
A
Carroll3 1 1
B+
Cedar Falls5 2 3
A-
Cedar Rapids9 4 2
A
Centerville3 1 0
B
Charles City2 1 1
B+
Cherokee3 0 2
B-
Clarinda2 0 1
A+
Clinton2 1 1
B+
Coralville2 2 2
B+
Council Bluffs4 11 7
B+
Cresco3 0 1
A-
Creston2 1 1
B-
Davenport7 7 3
B+
Decorah2 1 1
B
Denison2 0 1
B
Des Moines12 6 4
B+
Dubuque10 1 2
A-
Eldora2 0 0
A-
Emmetsburg3 0 1
A-
Estherville2 0 1
A-
Fairfield2 1 1
B-
Fort Dodge4 1 1
B
Glenwood2 0 0
A
Grinnell3 1 1
B+
Grundy Center2 0 1
B+
Hampton2 0 1
A-
Humboldt3 0 1
B+
Independence3 1 2
A-
Indianola3 0 0
B+
Iowa City3 2 2
A-
Iowa Falls2 1 1
A
Jefferson2 0 1
B+
Johnston2 7 4
A-
Keokuk3 1 2
B
Knoxville2 0 1
D
Le Mars2 1 1
B+
Maquoketa2 1 1
B+
Marion6 4 2
B+
Marshalltown4 1 1
B
Mason City4 1 1
A-
Mount Ayr2 0 1
A-
Mount Pleasant3 1 1
A-
Muscatine3 2 1
C
Nevada2 1 2
A-
New Hampton2 0 1
B
Newton6 1 1
B+
Norwalk2 7 4
C
Oelwein3 0 1
A-
Osage2 0 1
A
Oskaloosa3 0 1
B
Ottumwa3 2 0
A-
Pella2 1 1
A-
Perry3 1 1
B-
Red Oak2 0 1
C
Rock Rapids2 0 0
B
Sergeant Bluff2 4 2
B+
Shenandoah2 1 1
B
Sibley2 0 1
A
Sigourney2 0 1
B+
Sioux City8 4 3
B
Spencer2 1 1
A
Urbandale3 7 4
A-
Vinton2 1 1
A+
Washington4 1 1
B
Waterloo6 2 3
B+
Waukon2 0 1
A
Webster City2 0 1
B+
West Des Moines4 7 4
B
Winterset2 0 1
B-