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Grundy Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Grundy Care Center's website

102 East J Avenue,
Grundy Center IA 50638

(319) 824-5436

54.5% estimated occupancy 1

Grundy Care Center is one of just two nursing homes located in Grundy Center, Iowa. This turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. You could definitely do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also received first-rate government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of A+. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Among its many impressive scores, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it an B in that area. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also was awarded an impressive short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B in this area. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last area we graded is long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a grade of C in this category. Our long-term care grade is used to score a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 74.68355 percent of its residents. This is multiple points lower than the national average. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Grundy Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Grundy Care Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Grundy Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Grundy Care Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Grundy Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Grundy Care Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Grundy Care Center, 4.77% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Grundy Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Grundy Care Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Grundy Care Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Grundy Care Center, 1.17 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.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Grundy Care Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Grundy Care Center, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Grundy County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.02 miles away201 East J Avenue Grundy Center Iowa 50638Voluntary non-profit - Other(319) 824-5421
  • Mercyone Cedar Falls Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.79 miles away515 College Street Cedar Falls Iowa 50613Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 268-3000