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Gracewell

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Gracewell's website

114 South 20th Street,
Denison IA 51442

(712) 263-3114

83.09% estimated occupancy 1

Gracewell is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Denison, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite facilities we assessed. This facility received one of the highest scores that we offer. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. As you will find below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in inspections, which is based on its inspection reports. We gave it an A in this category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing grades are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was given an elite score of A- in our short-term care category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is often a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we analyzed was long-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our better scores in that area, with a B. Even though this was not on par with many of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless a fine score. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Gracewell Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Gracewell, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Gracewell, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Gracewell, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who had a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Gracewell, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Gracewell, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Gracewell, 4.48% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Gracewell, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Gracewell, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Gracewell, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Gracewell, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Gracewell, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Gracewell, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Gracewell, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Crawford County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.83 miles away100 Medical Parkway Denison Iowa 51442Voluntary non-profit - Other(712) 265-2500
  • Manning Regional Healthcare CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.66 miles away1550 Sixth Street Manning Iowa 51455Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 655-2072