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Burlington Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jan 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A-Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: A-
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2610 South Fifth Street,
Burlington IA 52601

(319) 753-2841

1.85% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Burlington Care Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Burlington Care Center is a small nursing home located in Burlington, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is one of the higher-graded facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a strong nursing home overall, it also received A+ inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually perfect. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was awarded a superb grade of A- in our long-term care area. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. We assessed the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we analyzed is short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a favorable grade of B. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Burlington Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Burlington Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Burlington Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Burlington Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Burlington Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Burlington Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Burlington Care Center, 4.48% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Burlington Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Burlington Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Burlington Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.


Grade: A-minus

In Burlington Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Burlington Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Burlington Care Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Burlington Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Great River Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.01 miles away1221 South Gear Avenue West Burlington Iowa 52655Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 768-1000
  • Fort Madison Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.1 miles away5445 Ave O Fort Madison Iowa 52627Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 372-6530

Nearby Dialysis

  • Southeastern Renal Dialysis, Lc - W Burlington4.13 miles away1213 S. Gear West Burlington Iowa 52655CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 758-0691
  • Southeastern Renal Dialysis, Lc - Ft Madison17.62 miles away4703 Avenue L Fort Madison Iowa 52627Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 372-7829