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Community Memorial Health Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Contracted Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: AAug 22: ASep 22: A
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Community Memorial Health Center's website

231 North Eighth Avenue West,
Hartley IA 51346

(712) 728-2428

84.85% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also would like to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded an impressive score of A- in our short-term care category. In computing our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is often a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our next area, this facility received a strong long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Finishing off this nursing home's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home an elite grade of A- for our inspections rating. With this score, the nursing home completes its straight A report card. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. 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.

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

Community Memorial Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Community Memorial Health Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percentage of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Community Memorial Health Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Community Memorial Health Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Community Memorial Health Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Community Memorial Health Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Community Memorial Health Center, 4.48% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Community Memorial Health Center, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Community Memorial Health Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that 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

Grade: B-plus

In Community Memorial Health Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Community Memorial Health Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Community Memorial Health Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Baum Harmon Mercy HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 9.52 miles away255 N Welch Avenue Primghar Iowa 51245Voluntary non-profit - Church(712) 957-2300
  • Spencer Municipal HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.44 miles away1200 1st Avenue East Spencer Iowa 51301Government - Local(712) 264-8300
  • Sanford Sheldon Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.15 miles away118 North 7th Avenue Sheldon Iowa 51201Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 324-5041

Nearby Dialysis

  • Warner Dialysis Center Spencer16.13 miles away1721 W 18th St Spencer Iowa 51301Dialysis Stations: 14 (712) 264-6464