With an address in Waterloo, Iowa, Friendship Village Retirement is one of six available nursing homes in this city. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires solid scores in most areas. This place truly has plenty going for it. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Friendship Village Retirement
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
600 Park Lane,
Waterloo IA 50702
74.72% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 94.89796 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.54 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Nursing scores are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this nursing home received an acceptable short-term care grade. Although this was not as good as a few of its other scores, this is really not a bad grade. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. We weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 35.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Friendship Village Retirement Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Friendship Village Retirement, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Village Retirement, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Village Retirement, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Village Retirement, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Village Retirement, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Village Retirement, 4.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Village Retirement, 94.37% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Village Retirement, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Village Retirement, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Friendship Village Retirement, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Village Retirement, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Friendship Village Retirement, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Friendship Village Retirement, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Waterloo, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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