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Cedar Falls Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Cedar Falls Health Care Center's website

1728 West Eighth Street,
Cedar Falls IA 50613

(319) 277-2437

52.68% estimated occupancy 1

Cedar Falls Health Care Center is a facility located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, which has 42,031 people. Featuring an overall grade of D, this is a well below average facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's rather poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are four other nursing homes in Cedar Falls. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive short-term care score. You can scroll down to learn more about short-term care and other category grades

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Although we were not complementary of this facility's overall score, it actually earned an impressive short-term care score this year. We gave it a grade of B+ in this category, which proved to be a rare glimmer of hope in its profile. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an B. Our nursing rating considers numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

This nursing home received a grade of just D in the area of inspections. Our inspection grades factor in many items found on the nursing home's inspection reports. When you find severe deficiencies on the reports, this is typically a bad sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This facility had a category G through L deficiency, which are among the more serious deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies uncovered by CMS had potential to cause actual harm to patients. Lastly, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This generally signifies that a facility's poor performance has been an issue for more than one year.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to our next area, this nursing home did not perform well in this area either. With a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 70.93024 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit lower than the national average. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Cedar Falls Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 4.48% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Scores for Cedar Falls, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Cedar Falls, Iowa has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercyone Cedar Falls Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.56 miles away515 College Street Cedar Falls Iowa 50613Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 268-3000
  • Allen HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.56 miles away1825 Logan Avenue Waterloo Iowa 50703Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 235-3941
  • Mercyone Waterloo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.71 miles away3421 West Ninth Street Waterloo Iowa 50702Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 272-8000
  • Waverly Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 13.31 miles away312 9th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Government - Local(319) 352-4120
  • Grundy County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.25 miles away201 East J Avenue Grundy Center Iowa 50638Voluntary non-profit - Other(319) 824-5421

Nearby Dialysis

  • Cedar Valley Dialysis Center5.96 miles away1661 W. Ridgeway Waterloo Iowa 50701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (319) 226-6425
  • Black Hawk Dialysis7.71 miles away3421 W 9th St Waterloo Iowa 50702Dialysis Stations: 18 (319) 272-8700
  • Cedar Valley Waverly Dialysis13.35 miles away220 10th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Dialysis Stations: 16 (319) 226-6425