Garden View Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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1200 West Nishna Road,
Shenandoah IA 51601

(712) 246-4515

40.33% estimated occupancy 1

Garden View Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Shenandoah, Iowa. We gave this nursing home a bottom of the barrel overall score based on the data we assessed. 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. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

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-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility also didn't perform too badly in the area of short-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of B- for that category, which happens to be among its better scores. Our short-term care scores are probably most critical for folks requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. In fact, we found that it outperformed the majority of facilities in the nation with 55.8 percent of its residents returning home. This is a higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided just 3.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is an alarmingly low total. In addition to performing poorly in terms of nursing hours, this nursing home also had rock bottom marks in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing ratings. For starters, we looked at the percent of residents sustaining major falls and pressure ulcers. This facility was at more than twice the national average in both of these statistics.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we graded is long-term care. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is a very poor score. Nursing homes that don't score well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this facility administered the vaccine to just 89.655174 percent of its patients, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Lastly, we were stunned by the facility's number of hospitalizations. We found that this nursing home fared poorly with 3.86 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this figure is more than double the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Garden View Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Garden View Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Garden View Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Garden View Care Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Garden View Care Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Garden View Care Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Garden View Care Center, 4.84% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Garden View Care Center, 94.37% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Garden View Care Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Garden View Care Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Garden View Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Garden View Care Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Garden View Care Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • 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

Nearby Dialysis

  • Shenandoah Dialysis0.73 miles away300 Pershing Avenue Shenandoah Iowa 51601Dialysis Stations: 12 (712) 246-5220

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