Hawkeye Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Dubuque, Iowa. With an A overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. At the end of the day, this place is a great choice for most people. This facility also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Hawkeye Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. The nursing score consists of a handful of components, but the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was awarded a first-rate grade of A- in our short-term care area. Short-term care scores are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, this facility was awarded a very strong long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that area, wrapping up one of our finer report cards. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hawkeye Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hawkeye Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hawkeye Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hawkeye Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hawkeye Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hawkeye Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hawkeye Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hawkeye Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hawkeye Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hawkeye Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Hawkeye Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hawkeye Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hawkeye Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hawkeye Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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