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 satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Shenandoah. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
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Garden View Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1200 West Nishna Road,
Shenandoah IA 51601
50.11% estimated occupancy 1
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- 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
Short-term Care Quality
Even though we gave this nursing home a terrible overall score, we gave it a C for short-term care. Our short-term care grades are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Sadly, this facility's second best category was inspections, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. You should be most cautious when considering a facility with severe deficiencies on a recent inspection report. This particular facility was assessed 6 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, we want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines totaling over $100,000. This typically suggests that a nursing home'spoor track record has been an issue for more than one year.
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Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its nursing grade. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care. It received an F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.039215 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Garden View Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that have suffered falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garden View Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garden View Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Garden View Care Center, 19.26% 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, 4.67% 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, 93.67% 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, 17.07% 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, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Garden View Care Center, 1.48 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, 16.9 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.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Garden View Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
- Shenandoah Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.7 miles away300 Pershing Avenue Shenandoah Iowa 51601Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 246-1230
- George C Grape Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.93 miles away2959 Us Highway 275 Hamburg Iowa 51640Proprietary(712) 382-1515
- Clarinda Regional Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.97 miles away220 Essie Davison Drive Clarinda Iowa 51632Voluntary non-profit - Other(712) 542-2176
- Shenandoah Dialysis0.73 miles away300 Pershing Avenue Shenandoah Iowa 51601Dialysis Stations: 12 (712) 246-5220