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Creekside

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Creekside's website

503 Wical Way,
Grundy Center IA 50638

(319) 824-3212

82.36% estimated occupancy 1

Creekside is a small non-profit nursing home located in Grundy Center, Iowa. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. As far as we can see, this nursing home is a no brainer for most people. As you will see below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 84.662575 percent of its residents, which is a bit less than we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home an A for inspections. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we scored is this nursing home's worst area. However, even its weakest link would actually be a strength for most facilities. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B for our short-term care category. With our short-term care grade, we attempt to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Creekside Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Creekside, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Creekside, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often the result of poor nursing care. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Creekside, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Creekside, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Creekside, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Creekside, 4.77% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Creekside, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Creekside, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Creekside, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Creekside, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Creekside, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Creekside, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.