Great River Care Center is a small facility located in Mc Gregor, Iowa. This proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. Based on our analysis, you can't go wrong here. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
Great River Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1400 West Main,
Mc Gregor IA 52157
54.1% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Great River Care Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually flawless. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving residents more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A-. Very few facilities fared better in this category. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.46835 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a deadly condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth category we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home received an A-. This finished off an elite report card. Only a select few facilities received an A- or better in every single category. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Great River Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Great River Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Great River Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Great River Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Great River Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Great River Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Great River Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Great River Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Great River Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Great River Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Great River Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Great River Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Great River Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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