Community Memorial Health Center is a small non-profit nursing home in Hartley, Iowa. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Iowa. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of high-end facilities. You flat out can not do any better than this place. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A profile.
Community Memorial Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents more often.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded an impressive score of A in our long-term care category. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed is short-term care. Contributing to its superb resume, this nursing home also performed well in this category. In fact, we awarded it a of A- for that category. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more critical for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it received a score of A-. This topped off a straight A report card for this facility. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Community Memorial Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Community Memorial Health Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Community Memorial Health Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Community Memorial Health Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Community Memorial Health Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Community Memorial Health Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Community Memorial Health Center, 4.77% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Community Memorial Health Center, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Community Memorial Health Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Community Memorial Health Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' well-being.
In Community Memorial Health Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Community Memorial Health Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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