Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a small nursing home located in Griswold, Iowa. This nursing home was given an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. In our view, you would be better off to avoid of this facility. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
106 Harrison St,
Griswold IA 51535
71.9% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we gave it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. The nursing rating features a variety of subcategories. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we gave this nursing home a B- for its short-term care rating, which really isn't a bad grade. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Surprisingly, we awarded this facility a C for its long-term care score, which really isn't too bad of a score. Our long-term care scores are essential for prospective residents requiring personal care. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated only 87.128716 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last category we assessed was inspections. Unfortunately, this facility didn't receive glowing inspections in recent years. Consequently, we had to give it an F. With facilities that received this poor of an inspection score, we would scrutinize the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility was assessed 5 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a risk to resident health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents who experienced a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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