Community Memorial Health Center is a nursing home in Hartley, Iowa. The city has 2,451 people. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. You flat out can not do any better than this place. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Community Memorial Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving patients more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf profile, this facility also was awarded a superb short-term care grade, with a score of A. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a strong long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category with a score of B. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the last category we assessed, this facility received a decent score in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B for that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
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, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Community Memorial Health Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that experienced falls leading to major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Community Memorial Health Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Community Memorial Health Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Community Memorial Health Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Community Memorial Health Center, 4.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Community Memorial Health Center, 93.67% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Community Memorial Health Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Community Memorial Health Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Community Memorial Health Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Community Memorial Health Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
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