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Friendship Village Retirement

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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600 Park Lane,
Waterloo IA 50702

(319) 291-8100

74.72% estimated occupancy 1

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

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

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

Grade: B-plus

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: C

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.

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

Friendship Village Retirement Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: C

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Looking for more options? Waterloo, Iowa has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercyone Waterloo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.26 miles away3421 West Ninth Street Waterloo Iowa 50702Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 272-8000
  • Allen HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.36 miles away1825 Logan Avenue Waterloo Iowa 50703Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 235-3941
  • Mercyone Cedar Falls Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.23 miles away515 College Street Cedar Falls Iowa 50613Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 268-3000
  • Waverly Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19.17 miles away312 9th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Government - Local(319) 352-4120

Nearby Dialysis

  • Black Hawk Dialysis0.28 miles away3421 W 9th St Waterloo Iowa 50702Dialysis Stations: 18 (319) 272-8700
  • Cedar Valley Dialysis Center1.8 miles away1661 W. Ridgeway Waterloo Iowa 50701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (319) 226-6425
  • Cedar Valley Waverly Dialysis19.23 miles away220 10th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Dialysis Stations: 16 (319) 226-6425

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