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Fonda Specialty Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Fonda Specialty Care's website

607 Queen Street,
Fonda IA 50540

(712) 288-4441

88.47% estimated occupancy 1

Fonda Specialty Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in Fonda, Iowa. This nursing home proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

An additional strong feature for this facility is that it was given an above average long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category score. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 94.77612 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 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

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the final area, this facility received an acceptable short-term care rating. Even though this isn't nearly as good as many of its other scores, this is truly not a poor grade. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fonda Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Fonda Specialty Care, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Fonda Specialty Care, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Fonda Specialty Care, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Fonda Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Fonda Specialty Care, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Fonda Specialty Care, 4.77% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Fonda Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Fonda Specialty Care, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Fonda Specialty Care, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Fonda Specialty Care, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Fonda Specialty Care, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Loring HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.48 miles away211 Highland Avenue PO Box 217 Sac City Iowa 50583Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 662-7105
  • Pocahontas Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.55 miles away606 N W 7th Street Pocahontas Iowa 50574Government - Local(712) 335-3501
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19.72 miles away1525 West 5th Street Storm Lake Iowa 50588Government - Local(712) 732-4030

Nearby Dialysis

  • Renal Center of Storm Lake, LLC18.83 miles away1426 N Lake Ave Storm Lake Iowa 50588Dialysis Stations: 16 (712) 732-6900