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Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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728 14th Avenue North,
Fort Dodge IA 50501

(515) 576-7226

87.23% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation is located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a city with a population of 29,078 people. Featuring an overall rating of D, this is a well below average facility. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Fort Dodge. The city has just three other nursing homes. The best thing we can really say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we want to point out its decent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it a somewhat respectable score of B- in that category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 3.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Although this nursing home did not have as many nursing hours per resident as many of the other facilities we looked at, it was still better than average in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator of how carefully a nursing home's nursing staff is tending to its residents. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses and safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was awarded its next best category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is respectable both in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. This place performed better than most facilities in the country with 51.9 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next category we graded was long-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that area. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.46 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 4.84% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 94.37% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Fort Dodge, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

Looking for more options? Fort Dodge, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Trinity Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.99 miles away802 Kenyon Rd Fort Dodge Iowa 50501Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 573-3101
  • Humboldt County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.83 miles away1000 North 15th Street Humboldt Iowa 50548Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 332-4200
  • Van Diest Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19.83 miles away2350 Hospital Drive Webster City Iowa 50595Government - Local(515) 832-9400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Renal Center of Fort Dodge LLC2.18 miles away2520 9th Ave South Fort Dodge Iowa 50501Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 574-6200

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