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.
Fonda Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care grades this year. In fact, we gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with a score of B+. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 88.97059 percent of its patients, which is slightly lower than we were hoping for. 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 only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 facility 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was short-term care. We gave this facility an acceptable score in that category, with a C. Even though this isn't as favorable as several of its other scores, it is still not a terrible score. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fonda Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fonda Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fonda Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fonda Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who have had a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fonda Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fonda Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fonda Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
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
In Fonda Specialty Care, 16.82% 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
In Fonda Specialty Care, 19.24% 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.
In Fonda Specialty Care, 1.24 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
In Fonda Specialty Care, 19.24 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.
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