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Denison Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Denison Care Center's website

1202 Ridge Road,
Denison IA 51442

(712) 263-5611

67.6% estimated occupancy 1

Denison Care Center is a senior living facility in Denison, Iowa, which has 9,838 people. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is a solid facility. As far as we can see, this facility looks like a solid choice for most people. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this facility an A for its inspection grade. This score is far better than the facility's overall score. Inspection grades are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this nursing home's better category grades came in the area of short-term care. This ended up being its second best category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. When calculating our nursing ratings, we analyze both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's worst category was long-term care, which is the final area we analyzed. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of just D. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinates 98.97959 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Denison Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Denison Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Denison Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Denison Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Denison Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Denison Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Denison Care Center, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some would argue this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Denison Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Denison Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Denison Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Denison Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Denison Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Denison Care Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Crawford County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 2.15 miles away100 Medical Parkway Denison Iowa 51442Voluntary non-profit - Other(712) 265-2500
  • Manning Regional Healthcare CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.98 miles away1550 Sixth Street Manning Iowa 51455Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 655-2072