Greene County Medical Center is an average-sized hospital-based facility located in Jefferson, Iowa. With an overall rating of B+, this is a high quality facility. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This facility also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Greene County Medical Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1000 West Lincolnway,
Jefferson IA 50129
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- 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
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Best Nursing Home in Jefferson, Iowa Awards 2019
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Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. With our short-term care grade, we attempt to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Building on its impressive resume, this facility also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it an B+ for that category. The nursing rating consists of a handful of components, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
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In addition, this facility earned a very good government inspection report this year as well. For this reason, it earned one of our better grades in that area with a B. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is long-term care. We gave this facility one of our higher scores in this area, with a grade of B. This facility ended up being very solid in each category we looked at. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.09524 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Greene County Medical Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Greene County Medical Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Greene County Medical Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Greene County Medical Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Greene County Medical Center, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Greene County Medical Center, 93.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Greene County Medical Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Greene County Medical Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Greene County Medical Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Greene County Medical Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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