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Belle Plaine Specialty Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Belle Plaine Specialty Care's website

1505 Sunset Drive,
Belle Plaine IA 52208

(319) 444-2500

97.39% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Belle Plaine, Iowa, Belle Plaine Specialty Care is the lone facility located in the area. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. This place has very little working in its favor. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

While we were not very complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the category of short-term care, this facility received just a D in that category. Sadly, this proved to be one of its better grades. Our short-term care ratings are arguably more important for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. The nursing grade consists of a handful of datapoints, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this place's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final category we rated was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this area, which is a poor score. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 99.13793 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable percentage. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Belle Plaine Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Belle Plaine Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Compass Memorial HealthcareCritical Access Hospitals 12 miles away300 W May St Marengo Iowa 52301Voluntary non-profit - Other(319) 642-5543

Nearby Dialysis

  • River Valley Dialysis11.99 miles away255 W Lucas St Marengo Iowa 52301Dialysis Stations: 6 (319) 642-8052