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. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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Donnellson Health 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 - 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
This facility really didn't perform terribly in the category of inspections. We gave it a C for that category. Other categories turned out to be the source of its abysmal overall 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 nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This indicates that inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to present an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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We were stunned to find that this facility also excelled in nursing. In fact, we gave it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best grades. Nursing ratings are largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is long-term care. This facility was given an abysmal grade of F in that area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 91.51515 percent of its patients. This is a few points lower than we expected but still a respectable percentage. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. 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, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Donnellson Health Center, 3.87% 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, 3.28% 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, 17.54% 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, 19.26% 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, 4.67% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Donnellson Health Center, 93.67% 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, 17.07% 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, 16.9% 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, 1.48 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, 16.9 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, 12.73 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Donnellson Health Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.