Friendship Village Retirement is a small non-profit nursing home located in Waterloo, Iowa. It looks like this is a fine nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. This nursing home turned out to be one of the better nursing homes in Waterloo, which boasts a solid selection of facilities. This facility also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Friendship Village Retirement
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
600 Park Lane,
Waterloo IA 50702
96.11% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Waterloo, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing ratings are largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a score of A- for our short-term care score. Our short-term care grades are likely most critical for those in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that 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.
Finally, we also awarded this nursing home a B for our inspections rating. This nursing home didn't have any major weak links. Inspection scores are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Friendship Village Retirement Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Friendship Village Retirement, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Village Retirement, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Village Retirement, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Village Retirement, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Village Retirement, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Village Retirement, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Village Retirement, 93.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Village Retirement, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Village Retirement, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Friendship Village Retirement, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Village Retirement, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Friendship Village Retirement, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Friendship Village Retirement, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Waterloo, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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