Franklin General Hospital is a small hospital-based facility located in Hampton, Iowa. This is a grade A facility, which is a dominant rating. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is just about as as good as it gets. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Franklin General Hospital
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1720 Central Avenue East,
Hampton IA 50441
61.92% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this category. Our inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the impressive quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff at this nursing home, we also were impressed by the nursing home's vaccination data. By way of example, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.18 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. The nursing grade includes a host of subcategories. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This place provided 4.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a very impressive statistic which typically leads to quality care. Lastly, this nursing home also excelled in several quality-based metrics we assessed. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care, where this facility received a B+. This rounded out a very favorable profile. Very few nursing homes earned a B+ or better in each of our categories. Our short-term care ratings are critical for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Franklin General Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Franklin General Hospital, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Franklin General Hospital, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Franklin General Hospital, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Franklin General Hospital, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Franklin General Hospital, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Franklin General Hospital, 4.84% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Franklin General Hospital, 94.37% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Franklin General Hospital, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Franklin General Hospital, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In Franklin General Hospital, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Franklin General Hospital, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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