Fellowship Village is a nursing home in Inwood, Iowa, a city with a total of 1,746 people. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a phenomenal grade. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in Iowa. This is an impressive achievement in a state with a long list of elite nursing homes. This also worked out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong ratings in all of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we analyzed, this facility was given a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility topped off a straight A report card. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is considered to be a reliable assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fellowship Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fellowship Village, 3.66% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fellowship Village, 9.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fellowship Village, 5.17% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fellowship Village, 12.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fellowship Village, 31.62% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fellowship Village, 0.82% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fellowship Village, 100% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fellowship Village, 10.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fellowship Village, 7.86% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In Fellowship Village, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fellowship Village, 7.86% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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