Grand Meadows is a small non-profit nursing home located in Dubuque, Iowa. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is one of the better facilities we looked at. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. In computing our nursing scores, we weigh both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category with a score of B+. Short-term care scores are critical for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care, where this facility received a B-. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. This is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this nursing home vaccinated just 78.40909 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grand Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grand Meadows, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grand Meadows, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grand Meadows, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grand Meadows, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grand Meadows, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grand Meadows, 4.77% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grand Meadows, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grand Meadows, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grand Meadows, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grand Meadows, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grand Meadows, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grand Meadows, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Dubuque, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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