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Aase Haugen Senior Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Aase Haugen Senior Services's website

Four Ohio Street,
Decorah IA 52101

(563) 382-3603

59.13% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Decorah, Iowa, Aase Haugen Senior Services is one of just two nursing homes in this city. This is a very good nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong rating. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

One of the reasons this ended up being a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave it a grade of A. Inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A-. We analyzed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in computing our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we assessed was long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to our next category, this facility was awarded an acceptable short-term care score. Although this was not nearly as strong as several of its other grades, this is really nothing to be ashamed of. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Aase Haugen Senior Services Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 4.48% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 94.58% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Aase Haugen Senior Services, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Winneshiek Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 1.78 miles away901 Montgomery Street Decorah Iowa 52101Government - Local(563) 382-2911
  • Regional Health Services of Howard CountyCritical Access Hospitals 16.64 miles away235 8th Avenue West Cresco Iowa 52136Government - Local(563) 547-2101
  • Veterans Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.7 miles away40 1st Street Se Waukon Iowa 52172Government - Local(563) 568-3411

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mayo Clinic Hosp-Dyls1.78 miles away901 Montgomery St. Decorah Iowa 52101Dialysis Stations: 4 (563) 382-1961