Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation is a small nursing home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This nursing home is a subpar nursing home. A grade of this caliber suggests we found a few red flags. Fort Dodge received a city grade of B, so there are other options in the city worth considering. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall grade. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid places that have a long list of severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an B-. Nursing scores are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this area. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its next highest category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category, which is an acceptable grade. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. The last measure we considered in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is a rock bottom grade. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often 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 datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Fort Dodge, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- 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-plus
Looking for more options? Fort Dodge, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes
- 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
- Renal Center of Fort Dodge LLC2.18 miles away2520 9th Ave South Fort Dodge Iowa 50501Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 574-6200