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 A-, this facility is one of the better nursing homes we looked at. Based on all of the relevant data, you can't go wrong here. This facility was also given strong ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Hallmark Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
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
- 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
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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
Adding to its impressive resume, this facility also performed well in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in the area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade weighs many components, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. This nursing home received a favorable nursing score this year, with a B. While this is not as impressive as several of its other category grades, this is still one of the more favorable scores for that area. With our short-term care assessment, we strive to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hallmark Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hallmark Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hallmark Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hallmark Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hallmark Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hallmark Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hallmark Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hallmark Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hallmark Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hallmark Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Hallmark Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hallmark Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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