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Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's website

200 Seventh Avenue Sw,
Altoona IA 50009

(515) 967-4267

84.81% estimated occupancy 1

Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Altoona, Iowa, a city with a total of 16,136 people. This facility received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Altoona. The city has just one other nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong nursing rating. You can continue reading to learn more about nursing and other category scores

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

While we were not high on this facility overall, we gave it an A- in nursing. This grade is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. There are several criteria within this grade. Most of these factors reflect levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The second highest category we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

This facility received mediocre government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a C in this area. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This facility had 7 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories G through L. This indicates that this facility avoided the more significant categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we graded was long-term care, where this facility was given a poor score in this area as well. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is definitely a major concern. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the facility didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were concerned by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated only 82.63305 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.48% of Patients

This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 94.58% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.93 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.65 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.04 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.26 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212

Nearby Dialysis

  • East Des Moines Dialysis7.75 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Mercy8.24 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit8.75 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis9.38 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Ankeny Dialysis9.67 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South11.73 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis13.12 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • West Des Moines Dialysis17.51 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944