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.
Good Shepherd Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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
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.
Good Shepherd Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
In Good Shepherd Health Center, 4.77% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
- Mercy Medical Center-North IowaAcute Care Hospitals 1.09 miles away1000 Fourth Street Sw Mason City Iowa 50401Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 428-7000
- Fmc - Mason City3.52 miles away910 N Eisenhower Ave Mason City Iowa 50401Dialysis Stations: 21 (641) 423-6015