Dunlap Specialty Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in Dunlap, Iowa. With a abysmal overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Dunlap. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Dunlap Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our short-term care rating. In computing our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is frequently a fair measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents 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 below average.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it earned an C. Few places performed better in this area. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is well below average. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
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This nursing home received very poor inspections in recent years, causing them to receive an F for inspections. An F in this category is usually a sign that there were red flags on the facility's government inspections. For facilities with bad inspection ratings, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they created a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines of over $100,000. This often signifies that a facility's poor track record spanned multiple years.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in that area. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility administered the vaccine to a relatively low 81.884056 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most 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, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dunlap Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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