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Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+
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5575 Pennslyvania Avenue,
Dubuque IA 52002

(563) 583-6447

68.12% estimated occupancy 1

Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque is an average-sized nursing home in Dubuque, Iowa. This nursing home is an A+ facility. Receiving an A+ in our rating system takes excellent marks across the board. Dubuque features a variety of nursing homes, however, it is doubtful you will need to visit too many others. This one is a first-rate option. Finally, this wound up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize that this facility earned near flawless government inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that 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

Grade: A-plus

In addition, this facility was given strong marks in the area of long-term care. As a result, it was given one of our most impressive scores in that area with a grade of A+. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. The last datapoint we assessed was its hospitalization rate. We found that this facility had 2.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses worked with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last category, this facility also was awarded a first-rate short-term care score, with an A-. This rounded out a straight A profile. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home provides more services with registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we looked at. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that this facility was above average in this metric with 54.7 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 4.84% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 94.37% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Dubuque, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Dubuque, Iowa has 9 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Finley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.6 miles away350 North Grandview Avenue Dubuque Iowa 52001Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 582-1881
  • Mercyone Dubuque Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.28 miles away250 Mercy Drive Dubuque Iowa 52001Voluntary non-profit - Church(563) 589-8000
  • Midwest Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.76 miles away1 Medical Center Drive Galena Illinois 61036Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 777-1340
  • Mercyone Dyersville Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19 miles away1111 3rd Street Sw Dyersville Iowa 52040Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 875-7101

Nearby Dialysis

  • Tri- State Dialysis - Dubuque3.71 miles away1500 Delhi St #2100 Dubuque Iowa 52001CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (563) 589-4033

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