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Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare's website

725 North Second Street,
Cherokee IA 51012

(712) 225-2561

76.36% estimated occupancy 1

Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a facility located in Cherokee, Iowa, a city with a population of 6,642 people. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end grade. Keep in mind that Cherokee received a city grade of B-, so should consider some other options in the city as well. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection grade. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

While we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid inspections in recent years. We gave it a respectable grade of B in this area, which was much better than its overall grade. Our inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next most favorable category is short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Short-term care ratings are critical for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this adversely affected quality of care. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also awarded this nursing home a decent score in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of C. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated just 75 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The final area we rated is nursing, which proved to be a weak spot for this facility. We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for our nursing category. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This particular facility averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term care patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Careage Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Cherokee Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.31 miles away300 Sioux Valley Drive Cherokee Iowa 51012Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 225-5101
  • Mental Health InstitutePsychiatric 1.01 miles away1251 North Cedar Loop Cherokee Iowa 51012Government - State(712) 225-2594
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.43 miles away1525 West 5th Street Storm Lake Iowa 50588Government - Local(712) 732-4030

Nearby Dialysis

  • Renal Center of Storm Lake, LLC19.14 miles away1426 N Lake Ave Storm Lake Iowa 50588Dialysis Stations: 16 (712) 732-6900