Guttenberg Care Center is a facility located in Guttenberg, Iowa, a city with a population of 3,136 people. We awarded this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. This is just about as good of a place as you'll find. We also gave this facility impressive scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Guttenberg Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1315 Acre Street,
Guttenberg IA 52052
33.97% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat 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
On the list of its many impressive scores, this facility was given a top-shelf long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.07407 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this facility received an elite grade of A- in our short-term care area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final area we rated was nursing, where this facility received a B. While this turned out to be its least impressive category score, this is nevertheless an impressive grade. Nursing grades are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning residents more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Guttenberg Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Guttenberg Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that have pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Guttenberg Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Guttenberg Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Guttenberg Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Guttenberg Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Guttenberg Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Guttenberg Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Guttenberg Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Guttenberg Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Guttenberg Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Guttenberg Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Guttenberg Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
- Guttenberg Municipal HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.52 miles away200 Main Street Guttenberg Iowa 52052Government - Local(563) 252-1121
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- Mercy One Elkader Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 16.55 miles away901 Davidson Street Nw Elkader Iowa 52043Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 245-7000
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