Dunlap Specialty Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in Dunlap, Iowa. This facility is a lower end facility. A score in this range suggests we found a few red flags. This is not the worse facility we found, but we'd still struggle to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong nursing score. You can continue reading to find out about nursing and other category scores
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Dunlap Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it actually received an impressive nursing rating this year. We gave it a B+ in this area. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in computing our score in this category. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's short-term care score ended up being one of its higher scores. The nursing home received a B- in this area. In the category of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The final item we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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Among this facility's alarming category grades was an F for its inspection grade. More often than not, this means we found some red flags on the facility's inspection reports. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection grade, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This facility had 3 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to patient safety or health. Lastly, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was assessed large government fines recently of over $100,000. This usually indicates that a nursing home's poor track record spanned several years.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this nursing home didn't fare well here either. With a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is just about as bad as it gets. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 89.31298 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dunlap Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which sustained falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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