Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation is a small nursing home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. With a really poor overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. Fort Dodge received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth looking at. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. 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.
This facility excelled in our nursing category, where it received an C. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
Surprisingly, we awarded this facility a grade of C for its short-term care grade, which is not a bad grade. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more important for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in that area. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.97436 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this 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, 7.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 3.59% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 1.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 9.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 15.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 10.06% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 90.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 7.85% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 10.99% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 10.99% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 8.82% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation, 82.26% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Fort Dodge, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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