Creekside is a small non-profit nursing home located in Grundy Center, Iowa. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percent of all facilities in the United States. As far as we can see, this place is a no brainer for most people. As you will find below, this place performed just as well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in Grundy Center, Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Grundy Center, Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Grundy Center, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem 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.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing score is largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was strong in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Not many facilities performed better in this category. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 75.449104 percent of its patients. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, this nursing home received an extremely favorable short-term care rating. We gave it a grade of A- in that category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. In our short-term care category, we strive to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory 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 data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Creekside Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Creekside, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Creekside, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Creekside, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents which have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Creekside, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Creekside, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Creekside, 4.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Creekside, 93.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Creekside, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Creekside, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Creekside, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Creekside, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Creekside, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Creekside, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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