Bethany Home is a small non-profit nursing home located in Dubuque, Iowa. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
1005 Lincoln Avenue,
Dubuque IA 52001
97.72% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our long-term care rating. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. The nursing rating includes several datapoints, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did very well in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility was given an acceptable short-term care grade of B-. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethany Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany Home, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany Home, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany Home, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany Home, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany Home, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany Home, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany Home, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany Home, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany Home, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany Home, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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