Greene County Medical Center is an average-sized hospital-based facility located in Jefferson, Iowa. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are just impeccable. Finally, this worked out to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Greene County Medical Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Jefferson, Iowa Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 94.55782 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade weighs quite a few datapoints, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This nursing home has had near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of A-. This topped off a first-rate report card. Not many facilities earned an A- or better in all four categories. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Greene County Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Greene County Medical Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Greene County Medical Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Greene County Medical Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Greene County Medical Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Greene County Medical Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Greene County Medical Center, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Greene County Medical Center, 94.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Greene County Medical Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Greene County Medical Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Greene County Medical Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Greene County Medical Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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