Bethany Home is a nursing home located in Dubuque, Iowa. This city has 71,168 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is very favorable grade. Dubuque has a double digit count of other nursing homes, however, it is unlikely you will need to check out too many others. This one is a high quality option. This place also received very consistent grades in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. We looked at the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in determining our rating in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. We gave it a grade of B+ for this category. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethany Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany Home, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany Home, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany Home, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany Home, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany Home, 4.77% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany Home, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany Home, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany Home, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.
In Bethany Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany Home, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethany Home, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Dubuque, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
Looking for more options? Dubuque, Iowa has 9 other nursing homes
- Mercyone Dubuque Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.91 miles away250 Mercy Drive Dubuque Iowa 52001Voluntary non-profit - Church(563) 589-8000
- Finley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.1 miles away350 North Grandview Avenue Dubuque Iowa 52001Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 582-1881
- Midwest Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 11.57 miles away1 Medical Center Drive Galena Illinois 61036Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 777-1340
- Southwest Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.41 miles away1400 East Side Rd Platteville Wisconsin 53818Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 348-2331