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
Grundy Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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
The last area we graded is long-term care, ended up being this nursing home's worst area. We gave this nursing home a D in this area. This really was one of just a couple of dings on a very solid profile. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 74.66667 percent of its residents. This is multiple points lower than what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grundy Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grundy Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grundy Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grundy Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grundy Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. 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
In Grundy Care Center, 18.7% 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
In Grundy Care Center, 4.48% 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
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
In Grundy Care Center, 16.82% 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
In Grundy Care Center, 19.24% 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.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grundy Care Center, 19.24 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
In Grundy Care Center, 79.45% 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.
- 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