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Friendship Home Association

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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714 Division,
Audubon IA 50025

(712) 563-2651

64.53% estimated occupancy 1

Friendship Home Association is a small non-profit nursing home located in Audubon, Iowa. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the most impressive scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes nationally. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its long-term care rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The fourth area we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B+. This finished off a very strong report card. Very few nursing homes earned a B+ or better in each of our categories. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Friendship Home Association Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Friendship Home Association, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Friendship Home Association, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Friendship Home Association, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Friendship Home Association, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Friendship Home Association, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Friendship Home Association, 4.84% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Friendship Home Association, 94.37% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Friendship Home Association, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Friendship Home Association, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Friendship Home Association, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Friendship Home Association, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Boone County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.96 miles away1015 Union Street Boone Iowa 50036Government - Local(515) 432-3140
  • Mary Greeley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.63 miles away1111 Duff Avenue Ames Iowa 50010Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 239-2011
  • Dallas County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.92 miles away610 Tenth Street Perry Iowa 50220Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 465-3547

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ames Mary Greeley Dialysis16.05 miles away2322 E. 13th St. Ames Iowa 50010Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 239-6800
  • Perry Dialysis18.91 miles away610 10th St Perry Iowa 50220Dialysis Stations: 8 (515) 465-2657

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