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Good Shepherd Health Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: BSep 20: B+Oct 20: B-Jan 21: BFeb 21: BMar 21: BApr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: B-Jul 21: B-Aug 21: B-Sep 21: B-Oct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Jan 22: CFeb 22: CMar 22: CApr 22: CMay 22: B-Jun 22: C
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Good Shepherd Health Center's website

302 Second Street Ne,
Mason City IA 50401

(641) 424-1740

77.57% estimated occupancy 1

Good Shepherd Health Center is a very-large non-profit nursing home located in Mason City, Iowa. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a solid grade. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Pain Management
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also earned an excellent nursing grade. We gave them an impressive grade of B- in this category. Nursing grades are mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below the national average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's second least favorable category is short-term care, where it earned just a D in that area. This is a well below average grade. Our short-term care grades are likely most meaningful for individuals needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this place offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 2.9 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's worst category is long-term care, which is the last area we assessed. For this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed. One of the data points we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 93.57496 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Good Shepherd Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 4.77% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 94.58% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Center, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Mason City, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Mason City, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Medical Center-North IowaAcute Care Hospitals 1.09 miles away1000 Fourth Street Sw Mason City Iowa 50401Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 428-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Mason City3.52 miles away910 N Eisenhower Ave Mason City Iowa 50401Dialysis Stations: 21 (641) 423-6015