Friendship Haven is in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a city with a total of 29,078 people. With an overall grade of A, this facility is among the highest graded facilities in Fort Dodge, which offers some quality nursing homes. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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- 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
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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
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing category includes many factors, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its dominant assessments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its short-term care score. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is generally a reliable assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Moving on to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that category, which is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an impressive grade of A- for that category. Inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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. This is what you want to see on an inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was long-term care, where this facility was given a B+. This topped off a very favorable report card. Not many nursing homes earned a B+ or better in every single category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.36957 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Friendship Haven Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Friendship Haven, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Haven, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Haven, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Haven, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Haven, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Haven, 4.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Many believe this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Haven, 93.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Haven, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Haven, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Friendship Haven, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Haven, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Friendship Haven, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Friendship Haven, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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 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