Denison Care Center is a senior living facility in Denison, Iowa, which has 9,838 people. Sporting an overall grade of B-, 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.
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Denison Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
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 good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
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. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Nursing scores are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This place provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
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 96.07843 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 0.02 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.
Denison Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Denison Care Center, 6.16% 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
In Denison Care Center, 3.87% 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
In Denison Care Center, 3.28% 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
In Denison Care Center, 17.54% 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
In Denison Care Center, 19.26% 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
In Denison Care Center, 4.67% 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
In Denison Care Center, 93.67% 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
In Denison Care Center, 17.07% 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
In Denison Care Center, 16.9% 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.
In Denison Care Center, 1.48 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
In Denison Care Center, 16.9 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
In Denison Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Denison Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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