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Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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+Jun 22: A+Aug 22: A+Sep 22: A+
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Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque's website

5575 Pennslyvania Avenue,
Dubuque IA 52002

(563) 583-6447

67.25% estimated occupancy 1

Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque is an average-sized nursing home located in Dubuque, Iowa. Sporting an overall grade of A+, it is the highest graded nursing home in Dubuque. Even with Dubuque featuring 10 other nursing homes to choose from, this nursing home stands out as a great option. This also is a very consistent facility with consistent scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional 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
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 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. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on to our last category, this nursing home was awarded a very strong short-term care rating. We awarded it an A- in that category, giving this facility straight A's. In our short-term care score, we strive to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 4.48% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.

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

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  • 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