Garden View Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Shenandoah, Iowa. This nursing home received a rock bottom overall rating based on the data we looked at. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Shenandoah. The city has just one other nursing home. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Garden View Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our short-term care score, which is not too bad of a score. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care. This facility was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this category. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home administered the vaccine to a relatively low 89.43662 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Garden View Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Garden View Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who 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
In Garden View Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garden View Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garden View Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Garden View Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Garden View Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Garden View Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Garden View Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Garden View Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Garden View Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Garden View Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
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