Hallmark Care Center is a senior living facility located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, which has a population of 5,865 people. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. This nursing home truly has plenty working in its favor. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Hallmark Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
215 Highway 30 West,
Mount Vernon IA 52314
68.36% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational 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. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in our long-term care category. As a result, we gave it a score of A for that category, which is one of our most dominant grades. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 90.97222 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. 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
This nursing home's third best category is short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average grade in this area. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The next category we scored is nursing. This nursing home was awarded a favorable nursing rating this year, with a B-. Even though this isn't as dominant as many of its other scores, this is still a respectable rating in this area. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is a very low figure. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hallmark Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hallmark Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hallmark Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hallmark Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hallmark Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hallmark Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hallmark Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hallmark Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hallmark Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hallmark Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Hallmark Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hallmark Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
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