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Nursing Homes in Iowa

  • 17th
    National Rank
  • 412
    Nursing Homes
  • 6.08%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.22/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Iowa Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Iowa, 6.08% of Patients had 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.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Iowa, 3.74% of Patients had 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.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Iowa, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

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.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Iowa, 16.71% of Patients use 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.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Iowa, 18.64% of Patients use 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.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Iowa, 4.84% of Patients

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.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Iowa, 94.37% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Iowa, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

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

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Iowa, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

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

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Iowa, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Iowa, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Iowa, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

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.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Iowa, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

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.

Iowa cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Albia201
Grade: C
Algona211
Grade: A-minus
Altoona254
Grade: B
Ames312
Grade: A-minus
Ankeny364
Grade: A-minus
Atlantic211
Grade: C
Bettendorf384
Grade: B-minus
Bloomfield201
Grade: A-minus
Boone201
Grade: B-plus
Carroll311
Grade: A-minus
Cedar Falls523
Grade: B-plus
Cedar Rapids842
Grade: A-minus
Centerville310
Grade: B-plus
Charles City211
Grade: A
Cherokee302
Grade: B-minus
Clarinda201
Grade: A-minus
Clinton211
Grade: B-plus
Coralville222
Grade: A-minus
Council Bluffs5117
Grade: B-plus
Cresco301
Grade: B-plus
Creston211
Grade: B
Davenport773
Grade: B-minus
Decorah211
Grade: B
Denison201
Grade: B
Des Moines1264
Grade: B
Dubuque1012
Grade: A-minus
Emmetsburg301
Grade: A
Estherville201
Grade: B
Fairfield211
Grade: F
Fort Dodge411
Grade: B-minus
Glenwood200
Grade: A-minus
Grinnell311
Grade: A-minus
Grundy Center201
Grade: A-minus
Hampton201
Grade: A-minus
Humboldt301
Grade: B-plus
Independence312
Grade: A-minus
Indianola300
Grade: A-minus
Iowa City322
Grade: B
Jefferson201
Grade: A-minus
Johnston274
Grade: A-minus
Keokuk212
Grade: B-plus
Knoxville201
Grade: B-minus
Le Mars211
Grade: B-plus
Maquoketa211
Grade: A-minus
Marion542
Grade: B-plus
Marshalltown311
Grade: B
Mason City411
Grade: B-plus
Mount Ayr201
Grade: B-plus
Mount Pleasant311
Grade: B
Muscatine321
Grade: C
Nevada212
Grade: A
New Hampton201
Grade: B-plus
Newton411
Grade: B
Norwalk274
Grade: B-plus
Oelwein301
Grade: B-plus
Osage201
Grade: B
Oskaloosa301
Grade: D
Ottumwa320
Grade: B-plus
Pella211
Grade: A-minus
Perry311
Grade: B
Red Oak201
Grade: B
Rock Rapids200
Grade: C
Sergeant Bluff242
Grade: B-minus
Shenandoah211
Grade: B-minus
Sibley201
Grade: A-minus
Sigourney201
Grade: B
Sioux City743
Grade: B-minus
Spencer211
Grade: A-minus
Urbandale374
Grade: A-minus
Vinton211
Grade: A
Washington311
Grade: B
Waterloo623
Grade: B
Webster City201
Grade: B-plus
West Des Moines474
Grade: B-minus
Winterset201
Grade: C