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Clarence Senior Living

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Clarence Senior Living's website

402 2nd Avenue,
Clarence IA 52216

(563) 452-3262

94.13% estimated occupancy 1

Clarence Senior Living is the only facility we identified in Clarence, Iowa. This turns out to be an A rated facility. It received one of the top grades we offer. A score in this range requires excellent scores across the board. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 100 best nursing homes in Iowa. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of elite nursing homes. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable report card is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home earned near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was strong in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A. Very few facilities received a better grade in this category. Our short-term care scores are crucial for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our third area, this facility was given an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.39024 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Switching gears to our last area, this nursing home was awarded a strong nursing rating. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.3 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Clarence Senior Living Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Clarence Senior Living, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Clarence Senior Living, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Clarence Senior Living, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have suffered from a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Clarence Senior Living, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percent of long-term care residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Clarence Senior Living, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Clarence Senior Living, 4.77% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Clarence Senior Living, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Clarence Senior Living, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Clarence Senior Living, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Clarence Senior Living, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Clarence Senior Living, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Clarence Senior Living, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Clarence Senior Living, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Jones Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.05 miles away1795 Highway 64 East Anamosa Iowa 52205Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 462-6131