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Donnellson Health Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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901 State Street,
Donnellson IA 52625

(319) 835-5621

75.99% estimated occupancy 1

Donnellson Health Center is a small nursing home located in Donnellson, Iowa. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel overall rating based on the data we looked at. Based on our ratings, this facility is not a good fit for anyone. 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 section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Even though we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a decent short-term care score this year. We gave it a C in that category. In forming these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The more important thing is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility performed better in this statistic. We found that it fared better than most nursing homes in this area with 51.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing scores are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provided only 3.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is well below average. In addition to ranking below average in nursing hours per resident, this place also had poor marks in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of residents sustaining major falls and pressure ulcers. This place was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in both of these datapoints. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. These metrics helped pull down this nursing home's nursing rating significantly.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Sadly, this facility received a grade of just D in our inspection category. This is well below average grade. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. Generally, you should be especially cautious when considering a facility with severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we need to point out that this place received large government fines recently of more than $100,000. This often signifies that a facility's poor track record has been an issue for more than one year.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this area. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. Unfortunately, this nursing home vaccinated only 67.0391 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Donnellson Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Donnellson Health Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Donnellson Health Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Donnellson Health Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Donnellson Health Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Donnellson Health Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Donnellson Health Center, 4.84% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Donnellson Health Center, 94.37% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Donnellson Health Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Donnellson Health Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Donnellson Health Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Donnellson Health Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Donnellson Health Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Fort Madison Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.95 miles away5445 Ave O Fort Madison Iowa 52627Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 372-6530
  • Unitypoint Health - KeokukAcute Care Hospitals 19.06 miles away1600 Morgan Street Keokuk Iowa 52632Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 524-7150

Nearby Dialysis

  • Southeastern Renal Dialysis, Lc - Ft Madison10.41 miles away4703 Avenue L Fort Madison Iowa 52627Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 372-7829
  • Southeastern Renal Dialysis, l.c. - Lee County19.16 miles away1419 Morgan St. Keokuk Iowa 52632Dialysis Stations: 10 (319) 524-2105

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