Friendship Haven is in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a city with a total of 29,078 people. With an overall grade of A, this facility outscored most of the nursing homes in Fort Dodge by a sizable margin. This is really as good of a place as you'll find. Keep reading to find this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
420 South Kenyon Road,
Fort Dodge IA 50501
65.16% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In this category, we awarded this facility an A. The nursing score consists of quite a few subcategories, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was awarded a superb grade of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care grades are presumably most meaningful for those needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its fine profile, this facility also received a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A-. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.11504 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Next we looked at inspections. This nursing home earned a very impressive grade in this area. In that category, we awarded this facility a B+. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. You really can't do much better than a deficiency-free inspection report.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Friendship Haven Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Friendship Haven, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Haven, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Haven, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Haven, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Haven, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Haven, 4.48% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Haven, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Haven, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Haven, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Friendship Haven, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Haven, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Friendship Haven, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Friendship Haven, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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 0.8 miles away802 Kenyon Rd Fort Dodge Iowa 50501Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 573-3101
- Humboldt County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.08 miles away1000 North 15th Street Humboldt Iowa 50548Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 332-4200
- Renal Center of Fort Dodge LLC2.25 miles away2520 9th Ave South Fort Dodge Iowa 50501Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 574-6200