Friendship Home Association is in Audubon, Iowa, a city with a total of 3,325 people. This facility is among the top facilities we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Friendship Home Association
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing rating includes a handful of subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving residents more frequently.
Turning to inspections, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's government inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. Our short-term care scores are probably more critical for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next category, this nursing home was awarded a very strong long-term care score. We awarded it a B+ in that area, completing one of our more favorable report cards. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.38271 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, 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 Home Association Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Friendship Home Association, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Home Association, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Home Association, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Home Association, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Home Association, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Home Association, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Home Association, 93.67% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Home Association, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Home Association, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Friendship Home Association, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Home Association, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Boone County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.96 miles away1015 Union Street Boone Iowa 50036Government - Local(515) 432-3140
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- Dallas County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.92 miles away610 Tenth Street Perry Iowa 50220Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 465-3547