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Halcyon House

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: AAug 22: ASep 22: A
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Halcyon House's website

1015 South Iowa Avenue,
Washington IA 52353

(319) 653-7264

96.66% estimated occupancy 1

Halcyon House is a facility located in Washington, Iowa, which has a total of 9,173 people. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt an elite nursing home. You really can't do any better than this facility. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Washington, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Washington, Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very strong long-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be this facility's second strongest category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.47369 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing rating consists of a handful of datapoints, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category we scored, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility wrapped up a very favorable profile. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Halcyon House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Halcyon House, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Halcyon House, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents that have sustained a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Halcyon House, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Halcyon House, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Halcyon House, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Halcyon House, 4.48% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Halcyon House, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Halcyon House, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Halcyon House, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Halcyon House, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Halcyon House, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Halcyon House, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Washington County Hospital and ClinicsCritical Access Hospitals 0.24 miles away400 East Polk Street Washington Iowa 52353Voluntary non-profit - Other(319) 653-5481

Nearby Dialysis

  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Washington0.18 miles away414 E. Polk St. Washington Iowa 52353Dialysis Stations: 6 (319) 653-4171