Countryside Health Care Center is in Sioux City, Iowa. The city has a population of 85,884 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of F. If you are not happy with this facility's relatively poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are six other nursing homes in Sioux City. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was nursing, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Countryside Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
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Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Sioux City, Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Even though this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform as badly in nursing. We gave it a B- for this category. In calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a relatively low total compared to most other nursing homes. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to learn that this nursing home earned a solid short-term care score this year. We awarded it a C in that area. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only received a D for its long-term care score, which is not an impressive grade. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
In the final category of inspections, this ended up being this facility's weakest link. Inspection grades are based on a facility's recent government inspections. We gave this facility a grade of just D in this category, which is a very weak grade. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This particular facility had 2 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, we want to point out that this facility was assessed large government fines recently of more than $100,000. This often indicates that a facility's bad track record has been an issue for several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Countryside Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Countryside Health Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Countryside Health Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Countryside Health Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Countryside Health Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Countryside Health Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Countryside Health Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Countryside Health Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Countryside Health Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Countryside Health Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Countryside Health Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Countryside Health Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This 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 key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Countryside Health Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Countryside Health Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Sioux City, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Sioux City, Iowa has 6 other nursing homes
- Mercy Medical Center-Sioux CityAcute Care Hospitals 4.31 miles away801 5th St Sioux City Iowa 51101Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 279-2010
- St Lukes Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.56 miles away2720 Stone Park Boulevard Sioux City Iowa 51104Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 279-3500
- Sioux City Dialysis0.79 miles away5865 Sunnybrook Dr Sioux City Iowa 51106Dialysis Stations: 12 (712) 274-8068
- Siouxland Dialysis2.38 miles away2530 Glenn Ave. Sioux City Iowa 51106Dialysis Stations: 24 (712) 266-1000
- Fmc Midwest Dialysis5.93 miles away4000 Indian Hills Dr Sioux City Iowa 51108CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (712) 239-4333
- Fresenius Medical Care Dakota Dunes, LLC8.22 miles away357 W Tower Rd North Sioux City South Dakota 57049Dialysis Stations: 5 (605) 232-1901