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Cedar Falls Health Care Center

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Updated Jun 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

53.78% 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. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

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

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

While we did not have many favorable things to say about this facility's overall grade, it did receive a respectable nursing grade of B-. Our nursing grade includes several components, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility received its second best category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a B- in this area, which is a decent grade. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, this facility 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. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

This nursing home received mediocre government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a C in this area. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 9 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories J through L. This indicates inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to put patient safety or health in imminent harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the final area, this nursing home did not perform well in this area either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in long-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means the facility didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to only 76.78571 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. 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 18Jul 22

Cedar Falls Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This measures the percent of long-term stay residents which have had falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

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

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 4.77% of Patients

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

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Cedar Falls Health Care Center, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Cedar Falls, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • 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

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