Donnellson Health Center is a small facility located in Donnellson, Iowa. Our grading system was not favorable to this facility, as we gave it an overall grade of F. This place does not seem to have any redeeming qualities. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Donnellson Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Even though we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we gave it a C for short-term care. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. Finally, we looked at 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 facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
This nursing home didn't receive glowing government inspections in recent years. We gave it just a D for our inspections rating and that actually proved to be its second best score. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. This particular facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed significant government fines in recent years totaling over $100,000. This often signifies that a nursing home'spoor track record spanned more than one year.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. In calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care. It received an abysmal F in this area, which is a poor grade. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were concerned by the fact that this facility vaccinated just 75.28735 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Donnellson Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Donnellson Health Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Donnellson Health Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Donnellson Health Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Donnellson Health Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Donnellson Health Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Donnellson Health Center, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Donnellson Health Center, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Donnellson Health Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Donnellson Health Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Donnellson Health Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Donnellson Health Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Donnellson Health Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.