Grundy Care Center is the only nursing home we found in Grundy Center, Iowa. This facility received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. This wasn't the worse facility we graded, however, we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection score. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
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Grundy Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A+ for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. Our inspection grades are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies associated with endangerment of patients. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its next best category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category, which is an acceptable score. In our short-term care category, we seek to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The question is whether this adversely impacted quality of care. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This number is far below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded is long-term care. This nursing home was given a poor grade of F in that area. Facilities that don't fare well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated just 80 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was 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, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grundy Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grundy Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from a UTI. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grundy Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grundy Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grundy Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grundy Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grundy Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grundy Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grundy Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grundy Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
- 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