Located in West Burlington, Iowa, Great River Klein Center is the only nursing home we were able to find in this area. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We can not find many bad things to say about this place. Its ratings are as good as they get. One of the best aspects of this facility's remarkable report card is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Great River Klein Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving an elite overall score, this facility also received an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. We weren't able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without having all of the deficiency data, it was difficult to fully grade this nursing home in the area of inspections.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine profile, this nursing home also received a dominant short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing category is based on several subcategories, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this facility was given a respectable long-term care grade. While this wasn't nearly as good as many of its other category grades, this is really nothing to be ashamed of. With our long-term care rating, we focus on the sheer volume of care offered by a nursing home, along with a handful of qualitative data points. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.2709 percent of its patients. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Great River Klein Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Great River Klein Center, 8.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Great River Klein Center, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Great River Klein Center, 3.47% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Great River Klein Center, 15.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Great River Klein Center, 18.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Great River Klein Center, 5.01% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Great River Klein Center, 98.08% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Great River Klein Center, 9.55% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Great River Klein Center, 10.78% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Great River Klein Center, 0.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Great River Klein Center, 10.78% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Great River Klein Center, 5.81% of Patients
This tells you 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 Great River Klein Center, 91.88% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.